Educational Leadership

Jun 1, 2020

Aspiring Superintendents Train Under Former Statewide, National Educational Leaders Through College of Education’s Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

This summer the College of Education will welcome its second cohort of aspiring superintendents into the Educational Leadership doctoral program, where future district leaders will have the opportunity to learn from three former state superintendents of public instruction as well as a former U.S. assistant secretary of education.

Jun 1, 2020

Five Questions with the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Instructors

Former State Superintendents of Public Instruction June Atkinson, Bill Harrison and Mike Ward as well as former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Henry Johnson will all serve as professors in the Educational Leadership doctoral program, which welcomes its second cohort of students this summer. They share why they believe it’s important to help train the next generation of district leaders, why they chose the NC State College of Education and what they hope their students learn from them.

Apr 14, 2020

NCSCA School Counseling Director of the Year Crystal Reardon ‘11MSA: ‘I Can’t Imagine a More Fulfilling or Gratifying Career than the One I Get to Experience Each Day’

For 25 years Crystal Reardon ‘11MSA has been a professional educator. And for the past nine years, she has served as the Director of Counseling for the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). She was named the 2019-20 North Carolina School Counselor Association (NCSCA) School Counseling Director of the Year.

Apr 8, 2020

Leading Through A Crisis: Former North Carolina Superintendent for Public Instruction Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD Shares Tips for Education Leaders Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Former North Carolina Superintendent for Public Instruction and current NC State College of Education Board Chair Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD shares lessons learned and useful practices for leading during a crisis, including the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Apr 8, 2020

Leading Through A Crisis: Former N.C. Superintendent for Public Instruction Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD Shares Useful Practices for Education Leaders Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Former North Carolina Superintendent for Public Instruction and current NC State College of Education Board Chair Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD shares useful practices for education leaders amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Apr 8, 2020

Leading Through A Crisis: Former N.C. Superintendent for Public Instruction Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD Shares Tips for Educators Who Have Moved to Online Classroom Instruction Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Former N.C. Superintendent for Public Instruction and current NC State College of Education Board Chair Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD shares tips for educators who have moved to online classroom instruction in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Apr 8, 2020

Leading Through A Crisis: Former N.C. Superintendent for Public Instruction Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD Shares Ways to Cope with Students’ Anxiety and Fear Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Former North Carolina Superintendent for Public Instruction and current NC State College of Education Board Chair Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD shares tips for coping with students’ anxiety and fear during a crisis, including the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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.