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Author: Ryan Clancy

Sep 8, 2021

Best-selling Authors Tracy Deonn, Kwame Mbalia Celebrate Magic of Black Characters at Young Adult Colloquium

At the 2021 Young Adult Colloquium: Come YAC with the Pack, educators, librarians and future education professionals heard from best-selling Black authors Tracy Deonn and Kwame Mbalia and guest scholar Jewel Davis and learned how to deepen their understanding of diversity, representation and the role of race, gender and history within diverse texts. 

Sep 8, 2021

Young Adult Colloquium Provides Opportunity for Educators to Share Magic of Black Characters in Classroom

The 2021 Young Adult Colloquium: Come YAC with the Pack was launched with the goal of sharing the magic of Black characters with educators while also preparing them to take what they learned and apply it to the classroom. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: Goodnight Scholars Alondra Badillo-Reyes, Bethany Lee Join New Class of Undergraduate Students

The NC State College of Education will welcome nine incoming Goodnight Scholars this fall. Meet two of them and learn what being a Goodnight Scholar means to them and why they chose the NC State College of Education. 

Jul 29, 2021

Nash County Public Schools 2021-2022 Principal of the Year Timothy Mudd ’13MSA Recognized for Success in Creating Opportunities for Students

Timothy Mudd ’13MSA wanted to coach high school basketball. But while that was his goal when he launched his education career, it didn’t take long for his purpose to change. His new purpose soon became ensuring all students, especially low-income students and students of color, received the opportunities they needed to succeed. 

Jul 21, 2021

Educational Leaders Talk About Impact Transformational Scholarships Program Will Have on Building Teacher Pipeline in Eastern North Carolina

In Eastern North Carolina counties with fewer resources but greater needs, it can be difficult for educational leaders to attract and retain quality teachers. To address this challenge, the NC State… 

Jul 14, 2021

Focus on Mentorship Leads to Laura Wilson-Wadsworth ’18MSA Being Named Franklin County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year

When Laura Wilson-Wadsworth ’18MSA was named Franklin County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year, she was overwhelmed by the emails, phone calls and socially distanced visits she received. Her favorite note came from a student she had mentored for over three years, a testament to the work she’s done mentoring students and teachers at Bunn High School. 

Jun 28, 2021

Wake County’s Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year Sallie Allen ’20MAT Recognized for Focus on Flexibility, Advocating for Future Educators

Sallie Allen ’20MAT began her career as a teacher just as Hunter Magnet Elementary students returned to in-person learning. Her ability to be flexible while also advocating for future teachers led her to be named a Wake County 2020-2021 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year. 

Jun 28, 2021

Wake County’s Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year Valerie Ahrens ’20MAT Recognized for Building Connections, Focus on Strengths-based Perspective

When faced with the challenges of remote learning, elementary school teacher Valerie Ahrens ’20MAT rose to the occasion. Her ability to build connections and her focus on a strengths-based perspective led her to be named a Wake County 2020-2021 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year. 

Jun 18, 2021

My Student Experience: NC State College of Education Partners with North Carolina Central School of Education to Provide High Schoolers with Insight into Being an Educator Through Pack the Nest

At Pack the Nest, a two-day virtual event organized by NC State College of Education doctoral student Christopher Faison, high school students who want to become teachers learned about education careers from North Carolina Central School of Education and NC State College of Education and students, faculty, administrators and alumni. 

Transformational Scholars Grant

Jun 4, 2021

What People Are Saying About the NC State College of Education’s New Transformational Scholarships Program

On Tuesday, the NC State College of Education announced it received a $7.25 million charitable grant from the Anonymous Trust to establish the Transformational Scholarship Program. The response to the announcement of this grant has been overwhelming, with educators across the state chiming in on social media.