2019 Graduation

May 7, 2019

Kelsi Harris ’19: The Journey of a Lifetime

Kelsi Harris, an elementary education major, felt like she was in over her head when she first came to NC State. But a warm welcome and empowering instruction from the NC State College of Education helped shape her into a confident educator.

May 7, 2019

Briana Green ’19MS: Helping Students and Teachers Using Technology

Having finished her student teaching requirement, Briana Green learned about the NC State College of Education’s SMART Collaborative. She shares how an opportunity to serve as an undergraduate researcher helped her find a passion for helping teachers and students alike benefit from technology.

May 6, 2019

Megan Ennes ‘19PHD: Developing professional pathways for science museum education

Megan Ennes came to NC State after 10 years as a museum educator. During her time here, she has worked with Families and Museum Exploring (FAME) to help kids become scientists. Now, she’s taking the next step to instruct future museum educators.

May 6, 2019

Skye Zambrano ‘19: Thinking Outside the Box

Skye Zambrano’s passion for tutoring led her to choose education and share her knowledge with students who feel left behind in mathematics.

May 6, 2019

Sam Costello ‘19: From Past to Present

After working at an automotive dealership for 13 years, Sam Costello was laid off. His wife asked if he had ever considered teaching. Now, Sam will go on to share his love of history with his students. 

May 6, 2019

Douglas McCullough ‘19MSA: Supporting Teachers and Students at the School Leadership Level

Douglas McCullough is a principal fellow who completed his administrative residency at Fuquay-Varina High School. Now, he is excited to support teachers and impact students at the school leadership level. Name: Douglas M. McCullough Hometown: Hickory, N.C. Field of Study: […]

May 6, 2019

Stephen McKinney ’19MAT: Discovering Diamonds in the Classroom

Name:Stephen McKinney Hometown:Cary, N.C. Field of Study: Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education) Inspired by his family of advocates and educators, Stephen McKinney wants to make a difference in the lives of young children in North Carolina. That’s why […]

May 6, 2019

Kathryn Braswell ‘19MED: Providing Resources for Student Success

For Kathryn Braswell, it’s important to not only build relationships with students, but to also give them the tools they need to succeed once they graduate high school.

May 6, 2019

Allison Medlin ’19PHD: Using Research to Better Serve Students

Allison Medlin, the director of NC State University’s Goodnight Scholars Program, chose to earn her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at the College of Education to position herself as a leader in higher education at the university. But she didn’t expect that the program’s research experiences would revolutionize the way she works and interacts with students.

May 6, 2019

Suzanne Jordan ’19MED: Empowering Students through Math

Earning a master of education in mathematics education from the NC State College of Education will enable Suzanne Jordan ’19MED to support students with challenges in the classroom.