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Gen Z on the Teaching Profession

A candid conversation with future teachers from NC State's College of Education

Join The News & Observer and NC State’s College of Education for a candid conversation with future teachers from NC State. A panel of five first-year education majors will talk about the challenges and opportunities they see facing teachers today and share why they are choosing to enter the profession. The public is invited to register for and attend this event, which is organized by NC State’s College of Education and The News & Observer.

Event Details

  • What: Gen Z on the Teaching Profession
  • When: Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 | 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Where: Piedmont/Mountains Ballroom (3rd floor) in NC State’s Talley Student Union (View floor map of Talley Student Union)
  • Who: This event is open to all NC State alumni, faculty, staff and students and to the general public.
  • Parking Info: There is no cost to park on NC State’s campus after 5 p.m. You can park near the Talley Student Union in the Jeter-Bay Parking Lot beside Reynolds Coliseum or in the Coliseum Deck. There is also parking near the Talley Student Union in the Carmichael Gym Complex parking lot. (View a map of parking options)
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend this event. Complimentary cookies, lemonade and water will be provided before the event.
  • Registration info: We have reached capacity for this event. Please email Cherry Crayton with any questions. You can join us via our livestream on the College of Education’s YouTube channel.

Anona Smith Williams, the College of Education’s associate dean for student success, and
T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer’s K-12 education reporter, will moderate the panel discussion.

Meet the Event Emcee

Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Terry Hennings ’15MAT, the 2023 Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year, will be the host for the evening. He teaches social studies at Garner Magnet High School.

Terry Hennings

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