PENC serves as an affordable and viable alternative to other professional organizations in North Carolina. And, PENC remains nonpartisan, independent and state-based, with member dues remaining in North Carolina as we work to promote quality education reform.
Focused on Education: Our mission is to promote education reform for the benefit of all North Carolina children while ensuring the recruitment, development and retention of qualified educators.
Independent: While we are a member of a nationwide coalition of independent associations, our focus is on education issues having an impact in North Carolina.
State-Based: Member dues remain in North Carolina and are used to support member services and education initiatives.
Nonpartisan: While we neither endorse nor contribute to political campaigns, we work with all education policymakers to ensure quality education reform.
Affordable: We believe educators should enjoy the best services and benefits at a reasonable cost. We continually strive to make protection and involvement accessible to all educators.
PENC Vision Statement
Professional Educators of North Carolina is a professional organization that serves as THE voice for educators in policy-making, the forum for developing professional relationships and the advocate for improving the learning environment for every educator and student.