EdTalks: A Celebration of K-12 Education
Join us as local leaders and celebrities deliver short TED-style talks about the importance and impact of their K-12 education on their lives. Also help us celebrate NC State College of Education alumni who have received national, state and district-wide awards in 2018-19 for their work in K-12 schools.
NC State Education to Host EdTalks: A Celebration of K-12 Education Oct. 21
Join us as local leaders and celebrities -- including NC State Women's Basketball Coach Wes Moore and 2018 N.C. Teacher of the Year Freebird McKinney -- deliver short TED-style talks about the importance of their K-12 education and how their classroom experiences impacted their lives. Also help us celebrate NC State College of Education alumni who have received national, state and district-wide awards in 2018-19 for their work in K-12 schools. WRAL-TV Anchor Debra Morgan will be our emcee, and students who attend A.B. Combs Magnet Elementary School will provide the entertainment.
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.
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.