The NC State College of Education is one of five institutions hosting the re-established N.C. Teaching Fellows, which supports students who receive up to a $8,250 per year in forgivable loans if they commit to teach STEM or special education teachers in the North Carolina public school. In her role, Espey will plan, implement, manage and collaborate to develop the Teaching Fellows at NC State program.
“Crystal brings a positive attitude, enthusiasm and experience as a former Teaching Fellow,” said Anona Smith Williams, associate dean for student success and strategic community engagement.
She was a Teaching Fellow and a member of the SAY (Students Advocating for Youth) Village while a mathematics education student at the NC State College of Education.
She went on to teach high school mathematics in the Wake County Public School System for six years and was involved in various activities such as the intervention team, women’s soccer coach and student council. She also earned a Master of School Administration from the NC State College of Education and added a teaching license in elementary education.
“I look forward to working with our talented pre-service teachers, and I’m excited for this opportunity to encourage, inspire and motivate them,” Espey said.