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Author: Ryan Clancy

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. 

May 4, 2021

Meet Brittany Regan ‘21MED: ‘My Hope for the Future is to Become a Literacy Coach and Help Teachers Support Student Learning’

For Brittany Regan ‘21MED, the next step is to become a literacy coach. The NC State College of Education prepared her to be a supportive leader for teachers, and she will graduate in May 2021 with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in new literacies and global learning. 

May 4, 2021

Meet James Daniels ’21: ‘I Want to Teach Because Students Deserve to Learn How to Embrace Their Identities’

James Daniels ’21 wants to cultivate youth voices by teaching them how to embrace their identities. His involvement in the College of Education has prepared him to do just that, and he will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in middle grades English Language Arts and social studies education in May 2021. 

Apr 21, 2021

Passport to Success Celebration Highlights Impact Scholars Will Make in Classroom

NC State College of Education Passport to Success scholars must complete activities that fall into four separate categories — global knowledge, cross-cultural skills, community engagement and professional development. At the program’s culminating celebration, eight undergraduate students presented on the work they have accomplished over the past few years. 

Jan 6, 2021

Meet Marcus Howard ‘20PHD: ‘I Want to Build the Capacity in Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds to Believe in Themselves and Help Them Reach Their True Potential’

When Marcus Howard ‘20PHD thinks about the future of work, he thinks about his goal to prepare adults with the skills they will need for the 21st century. Now, with his doctoral degree, he’ll shape a new and diverse generation of learners.