May 2019 Graduation

May 22, 2019

Ragland Foundation to Provide Scholarships to Teachers Seeking Advanced Degrees in K-12 Reading

A $25,000 gift from the W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation will allow the NC State College of Education to continue to provide scholarships to support a fifth cohort of teachers seeking a master’s degree in New Literacies and Global Learning with a specialization in K-12 reading.

May 9, 2019

Congratulations, #NCStateCED19!

The NC State College of Education will celebrate the graduation of about 328 new alumni during its May 2019 Graduation Ceremony Friday, May 10, in Reynolds Coliseum. Meet a few of them and learn how they plan to impact the field of education in a new web series that features personal letters to the college, videos and as-told-to stories.

May 7, 2019

Social Studies Teachers Sharpen Their Skills with New Literacies and Global Learning Focus

Thanks to funding from the Martorella Award, three students will graduate NC State College of Education’s social studies specialization of its New Literacies and Global Learning (NLGL) master’s degree program on Friday, May 10. The NLGL social studies program prepares experienced teachers with strategies for addressing shifts in the classroom caused by changing technologies, social media and an ever-growing global society.

May 7, 2019

Kelsi Harris ’19: The Journey of a Lifetime

Kelsi Harris, an elementary education major, felt like she was in over her head when she first came to NC State. But a warm welcome and empowering instruction from the NC State College of Education helped shape her into a confident educator.

May 7, 2019

Briana Green ’19MS: Helping Students and Teachers Using Technology

Having finished her student teaching requirement, Briana Green learned about the NC State College of Education’s SMART Collaborative. She shares how an opportunity to serve as an undergraduate researcher helped her find a passion for helping teachers and students alike benefit from technology.

May 6, 2019

Megan Ennes ‘19PHD: Developing professional pathways for science museum education

Megan Ennes came to NC State after 10 years as a museum educator. During her time here, she has worked with Families and Museum Exploring (FAME) to help kids become scientists. Now, she’s taking the next step to instruct future museum educators.

May 6, 2019

Skye Zambrano ‘19: Thinking Outside the Box

Skye Zambrano’s passion for tutoring led her to choose education and share her knowledge with students who feel left behind in mathematics.

May 6, 2019

Sam Costello ‘19: From Past to Present

After working at an automotive dealership for 13 years, Sam Costello was laid off. His wife asked if he had ever considered teaching. Now, Sam will go on to share his love of history with his students. 

May 6, 2019

Douglas McCullough ‘19MSA: Supporting Teachers and Students at the School Leadership Level

Douglas McCullough is a principal fellow who completed his administrative residency at Fuquay-Varina High School. Now, he is excited to support teachers and impact students at the school leadership level. Name: Douglas M. McCullough Hometown: Hickory, N.C. Field of Study: […]

May 6, 2019

Stephen McKinney ’19MAT: Discovering Diamonds in the Classroom

Name:Stephen McKinney Hometown:Cary, N.C. Field of Study: Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education) Inspired by his family of advocates and educators, Stephen McKinney wants to make a difference in the lives of young children in North Carolina. That’s why […]