alumni awards

Oct 8, 2019

Kimberly Ferrell ’02MSA, ’13EDD: ‘With the Right Teacher, Environment and School Culture, All Students Can Learn and Achieve’

Kimberly Ferrell ’02MSA, ’13EDD, who has won multiple Teacher of the Year awards, adds another honor to her name: 2018-19 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year for Durham County Public Schools.

Aug 20, 2019  |  Our People

N.C. History Teacher of the Year Amy King ’01MED: ‘I Was Blessed With a Dad Who Enjoys Learning History as a Hobby’

When she was growing up in Bear Creek, N.C., North Carolina History Teacher of the Year Amy King ’01MED thought her father had the best job in the world. He was an agriculture education teacher at Chatham Central High School. Today, she teaches at the same school with the same passion she witnessed from her dad.

Jul 18, 2019

Douglas Price ‘13MED Named NC Charter School Teacher of the Year

North Carolina’s Charter School Teacher of the Year, Douglas Price ‘13, said his time at the NC State College of Education helped him develop his unique course at Voyager Academy in Durham.

Jun 24, 2019

Will Chavis ’16EDD Named 2018-2019 Wake County Principal of the Year

Will Chavis ‘16EDD loves everything about being principal of Enloe High School. He loves working with others to solve challenges. He loves getting to know his students, and he loves helping them overcome adversity so they can thrive. With passion […]

Jun 21, 2019

Brandon Daniel ’19MED Recognized as Durham Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year

Brandon Daniel ‘19MED, who earned his Master of Education in Elementary Education from NC State College of Education in May, was named Durham Public Schools 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.

Jun 14, 2019

Joe Busby ‘99EDD on Taking Inspiration From Other Educators

Joe Busby ‘99EDD -- a technology, engineering and design teacher at Panther Creek High School in Wake County -- explains why he “cried like a baby” when he was presented with the North Carolina Technology Student Association’s Influence Award honoring former NC State College of Education Associate Professor Richard E. Peterson.

Jun 12, 2019

Robert Horne ‘14PHD on the Importance of Servant Leadership in Counseling

Robert Horne ’14PHD, an assistant professor of counselor education at N.C. Central University, recently received the National Board of Certified Counselors Bridging the Gap Award for Lifetime Leadership. He shares his belief in servant leadership and how NC State College of Education faculty who helped him be his most authentic self contributed to his success.

Jun 11, 2019

Matthew Bristow-Smith ’14MSA Named 2019 North Carolina Principal of the Year

Matthew Bristow-Smith '14MSA was named the 2019 North Carolina Principal of the Year after leading Edgecombe Early College High School to five straight years of high performance.

May 31, 2019

Lindsey Evans ’09 Celebrated as 2019-2020 Wake County Teacher of the Year

Lindsey Evans '09, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Apex Friendship Middle School, was greeted with a school-wide celebration May 10 after being named the 2019-2020 Wake County Teacher of the Year.

May 28, 2019  |  Academics and Programs

Higher Education Program Recognizes 3 Alumni with Awards

Alumni David English ‘12PHD, Gregory King ‘19PHD and Shauna Morin ‘17PHD recently received awards from the Higher Education Program to recognize their contributions to the field of higher education.