Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Cannon, Ph.D.
In the March 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Professional Education Sarah Cannon, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.
My Student Experience: Five NC State College of Education Students Share Their Experiences as Virtual Orientation Leaders During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic forced orientation leaders to transition New Student Orientation from an in-person event to an online experience. Five College of Education students share their experiences as virtual orientation leaders during COVID-19.
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want to Teach Kids to be Kind and Accepting of Others and Teach Them to be Confident in Themselves While Giving Them the Support They Need to Succeed in Life,’ Says Elementary Education Student Emma Wilson ‘21
Emma Wilson ‘21 was always told she would make a good teacher. But she never considered it until her senior year of high school. However, it wasn’t until Wilson enrolled in the exploratory studies program at NC State where she discovered teaching was a natural fit.
Celebrating Our Black Alumni and their Impact in Classrooms and Beyond
As part of celebrating Black History Month, we recognize the academic achievements of some of our extraordinary College of Education alumni who are Black and who have made contributions to the field of education. Meet some of them.
Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D.
In the February 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Brenda Rios ‘23 Hopes to Inspire More Hispanics and People of Color to Become Educators; Scholarship Support Helps Bring Her One Step Closer
Brenda Rios ‘23 knows that elementary school teachers who are Hispanic are rare, but she plans to change the norm by inspiring other Hispanics and people of color to become educators. And she’s able to do that as the recipient of the Suzanne Montague Ridgill Memorial Scholarship.
Why I Give: ‘I Am Extremely Grateful that Others Who Came Before Me Gave Back and I Want to Do the Same for Future Generations,’ Says Doctoral Student Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD
As a first-generation college student and a student with a chronic medical condition, private support and scholarships have helped Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD pursue her doctoral studies. Because of that support, she gives back to the college in hopes that future generations can have the same opportunity the NC State College of Education has provided her.
My Student Experience: Doctoral Student Keith Lindsay ‘22PHD Launches edTPA Support Class: Planning to Submission in 12 Weeks, With Help From Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Professional Education Sarah Cannon ‘16PHD
Learning design and technology doctoral student Keith Lindsay ‘22PHD, a graduate teaching assistant in the Office of Professional Education under Sarah Cannon ‘16PHD, helped create an edTPA support course in an effort to help educators earn their teaching license.
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Has Shaped My Passion to Learn. Whether it’s Reading or Writing, I Really Do Love to Learn,’ Says Kelly Fitzgerald ‘89
With a passion for mathematics, Kelly Fitzgerald ‘89 enrolled in NC State with the hope of becoming an engineer. He quickly discovered he had more of a “love for pure mathematics than the application.” After taking some education courses, he realized his passion was in the classroom and he’s been a high school math teacher for 30 years.
After Saving Father’s Life with Kidney Donation, Scholarship Support Helps Senior Isabella Forst ‘21 Focus on Recovery Not Finances
The year 2020 is a year we will all never forget. For technology, engineering, and design education senior Isabella Forst ‘21, it is also the year she saved her father’s life. And with the help of scholarship support, she was able to worry less about her tuition and finances.