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EdTalks: A Celebration of K-12 Education

Local leaders and celebrities delivered short TED-style talks about the importance of  K-12 education and how their classroom experiences impacted their lives during the NC State College of Education’s first EdTalks Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. We also celebrated alumni who had  received national, state and district-wide awards in 2018-19 for their work in K-12 schools.

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Featured Speakers

EdTalks Emcee and WRAL-TV Anchor
Debra Morgan

NC State Women’s Basketball Coach
Wes Moore

Duke Men's Basketball Coach
Mike Krzyzewski (Via Exclusive Video)

Emily Krzyzewski Center Alumna
Mishel Gomez

Retired Duke Energy Vice President
Hilda Pinnix-Ragland

2018 N.C. Teacher of the Year
Freebird McKinney

2017-2018 NC State Student Body President
Jacqueline Gonzalez

Young Adult Novelist and Former English Teacher
Scott Reintgen ’12MAT


Meet the Alumni We'll Honor

Our alumni had a banner year in 2018-19. They won the National School Psychologist of the Year, the N.C. Principal of the Year, the N.C. History Teacher of the Year and the N.C. Charter School Teacher of the Year, in addition to several district-wide awards. We’ll celebrate and recognize them during our inaugural EdTalks Oct. 21.

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