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.
Meet Our Award-Winning Alumni
Our alumni have received numerous accolades for their work in education during the past year, including being named the National School Psychologist of the Year, North Carolina Principal of the Year, Durham Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, Johnston County Public Schools’ Outstanding First-Year Teacher, and Wake County Public School System's Principal of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher. Meet a few of our award-winning alumni who exemplify our college's preparation of extraordinary educators.
Becoming the MAIN Man
Inspired by his own challenges and life experiences, Jasmin Spain ’12MED launched the Males Addressing Issues and Needs (MAIN) Initiative in Pitt County to provide young men of color with the resources and support they need to navigate the challenges unique to them in today’s society. The initiative provides mentoring, leadership programs, training in diversity, civil rights and sexual misconduct, and workshops on handling new careers, promotions and finances.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.