NC State College of Education Professor and Friday Institute Fellow Eric Wiebe works with students at Centennial Campus Middle School.

Partnership with Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School

Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School and the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, have a shared commitment to learners through student experiences, educator preparation and professional development. Our partnership delivers innovative teaching and learning to the Wake County Public School system and offers the opportunity for ongoing innovative educational research, evaluation and practice.

Our Vision

Through mutually meaningful, sustainable partnerships, Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation will enrich all learners through student experiences, educator preparation, professional development and research that reflect our values of equity, innovation and community.

Our History

Over 20 years ago, the initial vision for Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School emerged from an idea to bring Triangle school systems closer together. A school on NC State’s campus next to a research institute offered a way to connect middle school students to professors and college students and deliver innovative teaching and learning strategies into the Wake County Public School system.

This partnership would also give the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute the opportunity for ongoing research, evaluation, teacher preparation and mutually beneficial professional development with a school located on the NC State campus.

Steering Committee

Kathryn Hutchinson
Principal
Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School

Lindsay Strickland
Magnet and University Coordinator,
Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School

Shannon Bowman
University Coordinator/Leadership Teacher
Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School

Erin Horne
Director of Professional Education
NC State College of Education

Heather Bronson
Senior Communications Manager
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

“The partnership between Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute is unique. Our location on campus makes it easy to work collaboratively and gives us the opportunity to participate in and help develop innovative education practices. Together, we are building a community that improves and creates quality education for all learners.”

Lindsay Strickland
Lindsay Strickland, Magnet Coordinator and University Connections Liaison, Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School

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Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School

Lindsay Strickland
University Liaison

NC State College of Education

Erin Horne
Director of Professional Education

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Heather Bronson
Senior Communications Manager