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.
Meet Mackenzie Hunt ‘20: My Goal is to Work with Students Experiencing Poverty to Help Them be Better Prepared for the Future
Without scholarship support, Mackenzie Hunt ‘20 wouldn’t have been able to attend the NC State College of Education. But as a STEM Education Research Fellow and recipient of the Dean’s Leadership and P.H. Cooper scholarships, she’s now earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Education Studies.
Meet Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA, ‘20EDD: ‘I am Determined to Continue the Fight to Ensure Educational Equity for All’
Franklin County Schools’ 2019-2020 Principal of the Year Principal Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA, ‘20EDD has already achieved a number of firsts in her life. She is a first-generation college graduate, and she was part of the first Northeast Leadership Academy cohort. Now, she will be the first person in her family to earn a doctoral degree.
My Student Experience: Mathematics Education Student Jessica Terrones ‘22 Shares Her ‘Sin Limite’ Experience as Latinx Heritage Month Committee Chair
In Spanish, the phrase “sin limite” means “limitless.” For mathematics education major Jessica Terrones ‘22, those two words guided her as she stepped into a leadership role as the NC State University Latinx Heritage Month committee chair.
National School Psychologist of the Year Leigh Kokenes ‘91 Focuses on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) During COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of K-12 students across the state and nation, educators like National School Psychologist of the Year Leigh Kokenes ‘91 are working to adjust. For Kokenes, that’s meant an increased focus on students’ social and emotional learning (SEL).
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘If We Want People to Learn About Nanotechnology, Then What We Need is Teachers Who are Excited About It,’ Says Mark McLean ‘17
Last summer, science and STEM educator Mark McLean '17 was part of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network’s Research Experience for Teachers (RTNN RET) program, which puts local teachers in nanotechnology labs across the Triangle. There, he gained experience in nanotechnology research that he was able to share with his students.
Wilton Elementary Principal Sheila Atkins ‘12MSA honored as 2019-2020 Granville County Schools Principal of the Year
Wilton Elementary School Principal Sheila Atkins ‘12MSA began her career at Granville County Schools as a teacher assistant and bus driver. Now, she is the 2019-2020 Granville County Public Schools Principal of the Year.
Catie Burnette ‘17MSA Celebrated as 2019-2020 Wake County Assistant Principal of the Year
When Hilburn Academy Assistant Principal Catie Burnette ‘17MSA was named 2019-2020 Wake County Assistant Principal of the Year, she had the opportunity to experience her school’s unique celebration.
Passion for Science, Students Leads Ashley Bailey ‘00 to be Honored as 2020 North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year
Ashley Bailey ‘00 is the 2020 North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year. As a biology teacher at Roxboro Community School, she shares her love of science with her students, who grow to love the subject, too.
Pursuing Success Through Education: Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA Named Franklin County Schools Principal of the Year
Franklin County Early College High School principal Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA has achieved a number of firsts throughout her life, and her commitment to educational success has led her to be recognized as Franklin County Schools’ 2019-2020 Principal of the Year.