#WhyIChoseEducation: Lisa Arment Cummings

As part of Celebrating 90 Years of NC State Education, we asked you to share your stories of why you chose education and why you love the NC State College of Education. Below is one of the many stories we received demonstrating how we’re leading the way in education in North Carolina and beyond.

Name: Lisa Arment Cummings
Graduation Year: 2001
Program: MSA
Career Role & Responsibilities: Principal, Wake Early College of Health and Science

Why did you enter the field of education?
I was the invisible child in school. Always behaved, made average grades, nothing notable so nothing noticed. When I started undergrad I thought I wanted to be a counselor. Through good counseling and mentoring, I was called to education. I quickly realized this would give me the tool to make sure other kids never felt the way I did in school. Following six years as a high school English teacher, I entered NC State as a Principal Fellow. I now have my dream job as the Principal of Wake Early College of Health and Science where I have the chance to make sure all kids are seen and known!

Why did you choose to earn your degree from the NC State College of Education?
NC State has a stellar reputation and it’s located in Raleigh near my home.