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Peyton Pugh in her classroom, being honored as Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year.

Mar 27, 2024

Peyton Pugh ’23 Named Wake County Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year

NC State College of Education alumna Peyton Pugh '23 has been named a Wake County Public School System Diane Kent Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year. 

Mar 27, 2024

Marvin Connelly Jr. ’97MED, ’00MED Named A. Craig Phillips 2024 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year

Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. '97MED, '00MED has been named the A. Craig Phillips 2024 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. 

Headshot of Karen Terrell Jackson with quote: Education Has Something for Everybody

Feb 27, 2024

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Has Something for Everybody,’ Says Karen Terrell Jackson ’14PHD

Karen Terrell Jackson '14PHD, an assistant professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, can see now how her early interest in research and testing led to a career in educational evaluation. But, as an undergraduate student and aspiring chemist, she never imagined she would be an educator, much less the recently named president-elect of the American Evaluation Association. 

Feb 20, 2024

Two College of Education Alumni Win NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

Two recent graduates from the NC State College of Education’s Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM science education concentration — Grace Carroll ’23PHD and Ren Rende ’22PHD — have received the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. 

Photo of Anona Smith Williams on a red background with text reading: I hope people will say that I was always unapologetically myself and true to the cause of equity, access and opportunity.

Jan 18, 2024

Retiring Associate Dean Anona Smith Williams ’91MS, ’02EDD: ‘I Hope People Will Say That I Was Always Unapologetically Myself and True to the Cause of Equity, Access and Opportunity’

Anona Smith Williams '91MS, '02EDD, the associate dean for student success and strategic community engagement, will retire March 1, 2024, after over three decades in NC State's College of Education. In this Q&A, Smith Williams talks about why she chose a career in higher education, her dedication to supporting students and what she hopes they learned from her. 

Allison Mitchall

Jan 5, 2024

Allison Mitchall Named College of Education’s Assistant Dean for Student Success

Allison Mitchall ’15 PHD — who has over 20 years of experience in higher education and is passionate about supporting students as they navigate to and through a university —… 

Graduating Student London Tolson holding up wolf ears

Dec 21, 2023

10 Highlights from the College of Education in 2023

From awards for our alumni, students, faculty and staff to the creation of a new strategic plan and a record-breaking year in research, NC State’s College of Education had another extraordinary year in 2023. Take a look at 10 things the college did in the past year. 

graduating student

Dec 12, 2023

Meet Our December Class of 2023

A school counselor who persevered through the pandemic. The director of NC State’s African American Cultural Center. Nonprofit founders and future teachers. These are just some of the 149 new alumni the NC State College of Education will celebrate during our December 2023 Graduation Ceremony on Dec. 15 in Reynolds Coliseum. 

Stephanie Nelson '20PHD, left, stands with NCSCA president Nartarshia Sharpe

Nov 29, 2023

Stephanie Nelson ’20PHD Named 2023 North Carolina School Counselor Association School Counselor of The Year

Stephanie Nelson '20PHD has been named the 2023 North Carolina School Counselor Association School Counselor of The Year. 

Quote graphic reading: I've personally always viewed myself as a teacher educator.

Nov 29, 2023

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I’ve Personally Always Viewed Myself as a Teacher Educator’ Says Jerianne Taylor ’04EDD

Enrolling in drafting classes as a high school student paved the way for Jerianne Taylor '04EDD to become an educator. Now, she prepares future technology education teachers as a professor and director of the Career and Technical Education program at Appalachian State University.