Educational Leadership

May 23, 2019  |  Research and Impact

How We’re Preparing Exceptional Principals

School leaders account for up to one-fourth of school-based effects on student achievement. Here’s on overview of how the NC State College of Education’s principal preparation programs have become a national model for preparing dynamics leaders who positively influence a school’s culture and student outcomes.

May 22, 2019

Assistant Professor Timothy Drake: “The Principal Pipeline is Only as Healthy as the Teacher Pipeline”

Timothy Drake, Ph.D., assistant professor of education leadership and policy, recently participated in a panel to discuss the condition of the principal pipeline and principal preparation in North Carolina at the invitation of the North Carolina State Board of Education. […]

Mar 15, 2019

Education Week: Superintendents Under Fire: The Tricky Calculus of When to Quit

Should superintendents hand over their resignation letters when they become targets of angry calls for removal with little evidence of wrongdoing? It depends. Self-aware superintendents should evaluate if their presence is a distraction or "[inhibits] the ability of other educators—principals, teachers—to effectively do their jobs," NC State College of Education Professor Lance Fusarelli tells Education Week.

Oct 15, 2018

Rocky Mount Telegram: Edgecombe Honors Top Principal

Edgecombe County Public Schools has named Matt Smith '14 MSA its 2018-19 Principal of the Year. Smith joined Edgecombe County Early College High School as principal after completing the NC State College of Education's Northeast Leadership Academy.

Sep 14, 2018

The Hunt Institute: Lessons from the Field: North Carolina’s NELA Principal Preparation Program in Practice

Jennifer O'Meara and Donnell Cannon, both graduates of NC State Education's Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) and principals in Edgecomb County, welcomed members of the Hunt Institute’s policy team to their schools to show the transformative work that is underway. The Hunt Institute is currently working on a case study about NELA that will be published later this year.

Aug 20, 2018

Education Week: Three Questions About Education Leadership Research

NC State Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite and Assistant Professor Timothy Drake take on a commonly cited statistic about the impact a principal can have on student achievement by brainstorming three big-picture questions to ask about school leaders in the first of a series of guest blog posts for Education Week.

Aug 17, 2018

Meet Jennifer Ayscue: Education Has the Power to Change Lives

“I believe that education has the power to change lives. Schools are extremely important because they provide children and youth with education, and they are also a public institution where people of all different backgrounds have the potential to come together to learn," says the new assistant professor.

May 2, 2018  |  News

NC State College of Education to Host N.C. Principal Fellows Program

 The University of North Carolina has announced that the N.C. Principal Fellows Program (NCPFP) will relocate from the UNC System office to NC State University’s College of Education campus in 2019. “NC State is proud to host the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program, collaborating with our partner universities to prepare upcoming generations of educational leaders who will positively impact students across our state,” said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson.

Mar 6, 2018

Grimmett to Receive NC State’s Outstanding Extension Service Award

Associate Professor Marc Grimmett is the recipient of the North Carolina State University College of Education Outstanding Extension Service Award (OESA) for the 2017-18 academic year. Awarded annually, the OESA acknowledges outstanding extension, engagement, and economic development activities by faculty members […]

Feb 19, 2018

Quality Leadership Matters Blog: NC State Educational Leadership Academies Helping to Create Stronger Leaders, Schools

NC State College of Education's Northeast Leadership Academy is shaping the future of high-need schools in North Carolina by providing high-quality leaders and innovative approaches to school support. Learn more about the academy in this Quality Leadership Matters Blog report.