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Jacqueline Perry-Higgs, Savannah Blystone to Deliver Charge to Students at College of Education’s Graduation Dec. 14

Jacqueline Perry-Higgs and Savannah Blystone

Jacqueline Perry-Higgs and Savannah Whitehurst Blystone will be the student speakers at the NC State College of Education’s graduation ceremony Dec. 14. Perry-Higgs will deliver a charge to graduating doctoral students, while Blystone will address the graduating master’s and undergraduate students.

Get to Know Jacqueline Perry-Higgs

Jacqueline Perry-Higgs
Jacqueline Perry-Higgs ’21EDD

Perry-Higgs has spent the past 24 years working in public education as a teacher, mentor, instructional coach, administrator, curriculum specialist, AIG coordinator and director of curriculum and instruction. Currently, she’s the director of secondary education with Bertie County Schools. 

Since entering education, Perry-Higgs’ passion has been curriculum and instruction. She desires to impact teaching and learning by supporting teachers and administrators as they work diligently to positively change the lives of children. 

Get to Know Savannah Whitehurst Blystone

NC State College of Education graduate Savannah Blystone
Savannah Whitehurst Blystone ’21MED

Blystone has taught social studies for eight years. She’s currently a social studies teacher at Gates County High School and the president-elect of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies. 

Blystone is passionate about social studies education and a fierce advocate for rural education. Her goal is to bring more resources to underdeveloped areas and help other educators incorporate global learning into their curriculum.