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Quote graphic with photo of Carl Harris and the quote: We're all part of a broader community of individuals who want our world to be a better place tomorrow than it is today.

May 24, 2022

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘We’re All Part of a Broader Community of Individuals Who Want Our World to be a Better Place Tomorrow Than it is Today,’ Says Carl Harris ’98EDD

As a first-generation college student, Carl Harris' passion for education began at an early age, when he saw how knowledge could unlock opportunities. Now, as the NC State College of Education's board chair, he works toward supporting educational growth for others. 

Jessica Richardson

Apr 27, 2022

Jessica Richardson ’15, ’22MSA: ‘I Chose Education Because I Believe That Each Student Deserves an Exceptional Education from Champion Teachers Who Advocate for Them’

When Jessica Richardson ’15, ’22MSA decided she wanted to grow more as an educator, she enrolled in the NC State College of Education's School Administration program. Now, as she graduates, she feels she prepared her for the next step in her career, where she will serve as an assistant principal. 

Jacqueline Perry-Higgs

Dec 7, 2021

Jacqueline Perry-Higgs ‘21EDD: ‘I Have a Desire to Impact Teaching and Learning by Supporting Teachers and Administrators as They Diligently Work to Change the Lives of Children’

With a passion for curriculum and instruction, Jacqueline Perry-Higgs ‘21EDD joined the Northeast Leadership Academy’s first Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision cohort. Now, she plans to apply what she learned in the program to her current position and to potential future roles as either an assistant superintendent or chief academic officer. 

NC State College of Education Professor Lance Fusarelli discusses how principals can provide effective leadership during difficult times.

Nov 22, 2021

How Can School Principals Provide Effective Leadership During Difficult Times? By Practicing the ‘Three C’s,’ Says Professor Lance Fusarelli

NC State College of Education Professor Lance Fusarelli likens school principals to captains of a ship: responsible for everything that occurs under their watch. This responsibility comes with unique challenges that have been exacerbated by issues like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nov 8, 2021

Valerie Bridges ‘02MSA, ‘10EDD Named NC State College of Education’s 2021 Distinguished Alumna

In recognition of her accomplishments, Valerie Bridges ‘02MSA, ‘10EDD, was honored at NC State University’s Evening of the Stars Gala, where she was named the NC State College of Education’s 2021 Distinguished Alumna. 

Valerie Bridges

Jun 22, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘A Quality Education is a Game Changer for All Children, But is a Dire Need for Children in Poverty,’ Says 2021-22 CCRESA Regional Superintendent of the Year Valerie Bridges ’02MSA, ’10EDD

When Valerie Bridges '02MSA, ’10EDD was growing up, she witnessed firsthand the impact a teacher could have on the lives of students through her mother, which inspired her to become an educator. As superintendent of Edgecombe County Schools, Bridges, who was named the 2021-22 CCRESA Regional Superintendent of the Year, shares why she chose education, why she chose the College of Education and how education has shaped her. 

Jun 1, 2021

‘My Purpose in Life is To Help Others Achieve their Highest Potentials and the Education Field Allows Me to Do That Daily,’ Says Granville County Principal of the Year Courtney Currin ’12MSA

For Courtney Currin ’12MSA, being an educator has always been her life’s purpose. And it shows through her work as principal of Tar River Elementary School, where she was just named the 2020-2021 Granville County Public Schools’ Principal of the Year. 

Leo Nieves

Apr 26, 2021

Nash County Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year Leo Nieves ‘18MSA: ‘It is My Goal to Help Make the Educational Experience for All Involved a Positive One’

As a first-year teacher, Leo Nieves ’18MSA was afraid to ask for help because he didn’t want to look like he didn’t know what he was doing. That was the biggest mistake he ever made. Now, as assistant principal at Benvenue Elementary School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, he wants to help other teachers be successful. 

Lisa Bass

Apr 9, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Bass, Ph.D.

In the April 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Lisa Bass, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Megan Bain

Mar 31, 2021

Nash County High School Assistant Principal of the Year Megan Bain ‘18MSA: ‘I Am Passionate About Supporting Teachers and Helping Students Pursue Their Own Pathway to Personal Success, Happiness and Productive Citizenship’

For Megan Bain ‘18MSA, education was not her intended career. She sort of fell into it. After earning her bachelor’s degree in international studies and Arabic, Bain joined Teach for America after witnessing the experience of one of her best friends in the program. Today, she is the 2020-21 Nash County High School Assistant Principal of the Year.