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NC State College of Education doctoral students lead a professional development workshop to help teachers bring lessons outdoors

Oct 21, 2021

Doctoral Students Stephanie Fiocca and Jill McGowan Help Elementary School Teachers ‘Turn Lessons Inside Out’ Through Professional Development Workshops

As elementary school teachers and parents, Stephanie Fiocca and Jill McGowan have always connected with their children through going outdoors. As doctoral students, they immediately gravitated towards one another when they were tasked with a project that involved creating a professional development opportunity for educators. 

NC State College of Education doctoral student Laura Romeo

Oct 18, 2021

‘We Need to Support Our Students to Be Well Enough, Both Physically and Mentally, to Learn:’ Doctoral Student Laura Romeo Redesigns Elementary Education Course to Focus on Educating the Whole Child

Laura Romeo ’22PHD, a doctoral student in the Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences’ elementary education in mathematics and science program area of study, is preparing pre-service teachers to address the needs of their students’ minds and bodies through a course she redesigned for the NC State College of Education’s undergraduate elementary education program. 

School girl thinking what to write on a blackboard.

Oct 14, 2021

Assistant Professor Jonee Wilson Will Support Teachers to Bring Equitable Mathematics Instruction into Classrooms Through National Science Foundation Grant

Jonee Wilson, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the NC State College of Education, has watched countless hours of instruction from classrooms across the United States. But, she said, she and other researchers have rarely seen equitable mathematics instruction put into practice. She hopes to address this issue through a new four-year, National Science Foundation DRK12 grant. 

Sarah Daughtry and her family on the Carter-Finley Stadium field after being named NC State's Family of the Year

Sep 27, 2021

Family of College of Education Senior Sarah Daughtry ’22 Recognized with NC State’s 2021 Family of the Year Award

Sarah Daughtry ’22 has spent her whole life watching NC State football from Section 30 of Carter-Finley Stadium, where her family has had season tickets for nearly 50 years. Recently, she got to see the stadium from a new perspective when her family was brought onto the field to be honored as NC State’s 2021 Family of the Year. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Teaching Professor Jordan Lukins, Ph.D.

Aug 16, 2021

Meet Assistant Teaching Professor Jordan Lukins: ‘I Have Been Driven By a Passion to Create Classrooms and Schools Where All Students Are Valued, Included’

This is part of a series of profiles about new faculty who have joined the College of Education in the 2021-22 academic year.  Name: Jordan Lukins, Ph.D. Title: Assistant Teaching… 

Erika Allen

Aug 16, 2021

My Student Experience: Elementary Education Student Erika Allen ’23 Spent Summer Serving Foster Youth as Intern at REACH Mentoring Ministry

Through the College of Education Summer Internship Program, Erika Allen ’23 spent her summer working as an intern with REACH Mentoring Ministry in Smithfield, North Carolina, an organization that works with youth in the foster care system. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: 4 of Our Newest Dean’s Excellence Scholarships Recipients

This fall, the NC State College of Education will welcome over 580 first-year, transfer and graduate students for the 2021-22 academic year. Among the incoming undergraduate students, 10 are recipients of the new Dean’s Excellence Scholarships. Meet four of them. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: Goodnight Scholars Alondra Badillo-Reyes, Bethany Lee Join New Class of Undergraduate Students

The NC State College of Education will welcome nine incoming Goodnight Scholars this fall. Meet two of them and learn what being a Goodnight Scholar means to them and why they chose the NC State College of Education. 

A teacher works with students in an elementary school classroom

Jul 13, 2021

Elementary Education Program Spotlight: ‘We Share a Commitment to Seeing Our Students Succeed and Ensuring Our Graduates Are Excellent Elementary Teachers’

Through coursework, field placements and propinquity, the NC State College of Education’s elementary education program is preparing future teachers who rank among the most effective in the state. 

Jun 28, 2021

Wake County’s Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year Sallie Allen ’20MAT Recognized for Focus on Flexibility, Advocating for Future Educators

Sallie Allen ’20MAT began her career as a teacher just as Hunter Magnet Elementary students returned to in-person learning. Her ability to be flexible while also advocating for future teachers led her to be named a Wake County 2020-2021 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year.