middle grades education

May 31, 2019

Lindsey Evans ’09 Celebrated as 2019-2020 Wake County Teacher of the Year

Lindsey Evans '09, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at Apex Friendship Middle School, was greeted with a school-wide celebration May 10 after being named the 2019-2020 Wake County Teacher of the Year.

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. 

Apr 18, 2019

Leigh Kokenes ’91 on Being Named National School Psychologist of the Year

The National Association of School Psychologists has named Leigh Kokenes ’91 the 2019 School Psychologist of the Year. She talks about why she chose education and what the national recognition means to her.

Dec 5, 2018

Living and Learning in SAY Village

Residents of NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Living and Learning Village help local elementary, middle and high schoolers tackle bullying, self-esteem and academic obstacles while building friendships and life skills of their own in historic Syme Hall.

May 3, 2018

Julia Hnatt ’18: On Being a Role Model, Source of Support and Sounding Board

A classroom experience during her junior year opened Julia Hnatt's '18 eyes to the impact she can make on students' lives through relationship building by being a role model for them, a source of support and a sounding board.

Mar 15, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Jen Elliott

Inspired by the lightbulb moment she sees in students in the classroom, Jen Elliott says the hands-on learning experiences offered by NC State Education are preparing her to lead her own class in the future.

Mar 13, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Jesse James

Jesse credits NC State Education faculty members for igniting his passion for teaching. Read more about why he chose education.

Mar 6, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Evan Seitz

When Evan began at NC State, he didn't know what path his college experience would take. He credits the faculty at the College of Education with helping shape the future of his career.

Mar 5, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Hannah Powell

Having an exceptional experience herself, Hannah Powell felt compelled to help students enjoy their middle school experience. Read why Hannah chose to be a math teacher and how NC State Education helped her reach her goal.

Mar 1, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Kara Wenberg

A rough start to middle school turned out to be life-changing for Kara Wenberg as that's when she decided to become a teacher. Read how she picked NC State College of Education to achieve that goal.