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.
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.
Nash County Elementary School Principal of the Year Yolanda Wiggins ‘12MSA: ‘I Never Saw Myself as an Educator. Others Saw it in Me and Encouraged Me to Take My Love of Literacy into the Classroom to Inspire Students’
Yolanda Wiggins ‘12MSA worked as a news reporter in Halifax County for five years. During that time, she was encouraged by the Halifax County Schools’ superintendent to try teaching. She went through North Carolina’s lateral entry/residency license program and became a middle school English teacher, which was the start of her 23-year long education career.
‘I Had Great Teachers Growing Up Who Inspired Me With Curiosity and Encouraged Me to Do Whatever I Wanted in Life,’ Says NCSTA Ann and Dr. Bill Palmer Science Administration Distinguished Service Award Winner Cliff Hudson ‘16MSA
Moon Man, The Rock Guy and Science Guy are just a few of the nicknames that students have given to Cliff Hudson ‘16MSA, the 2020 NCSTA Ann and Dr. Bill Palmer Science Administration Distinguished Service Award winner and K-12 science/STEM coordinator for Martin County Schools.
Ask the Expert: What Does the Constitution Say About Education? Nothing Explicitly, But That Doesn’t Mean it Can’t Help Provide Students with Equal Educational Access, Says Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue
The U.S. Constitution doesn’t explicitly guarantee a right to public education, but Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue explains how the 14th Amendment has helped to ensure students have access to equitable educational opportunities.
Nash County Teacher of the Year Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA: ‘No Other Institute Will Prepare You for Having a Depth of Content Knowledge, Classroom Management and Instruction. At NC State, You are Truly Part of a Family’
Through her experiences at NC State, Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA recognized the importance of community. And her commitment to providing a safe, inclusive community for her students at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School is one of the reasons she was named the 2020-21 Nash County Teacher of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.