Middle Grades Education Major Helena Boehling ’21: ‘I Knew I Wanted to be Like My Teachers and Pay Forward the Kindness I Was Gifted’
Singer. Songwriter. Guitarist. Artist. Volunteer. Aspiring teacher. These are just a few words to describe middle grades education major Helena Boehling ’21. As one of nine children, financial support has made it possible for Boehling to pursue her passions and prepare for a life serving youth.
Camden County Teacher of the Year Lori Worthington ’89: ‘Every Day I Have the Opportunity to Make a Difference in a Child’s Life. I Want to Help Them Become Successful’
Sixth grade language arts teacher Lori Worthington ’89 credits her NC State College of Education experience for making her the teacher that she is today. She was named the 2018-2019 Camden County District Teacher of the Year.
Middle School Math Teacher Nick Musgrave: ‘Nothing Has Prepared Me or Advanced My Career Like Pathway to Practice NC Did’
Nick Musgrave was two years into teaching math at Thomasville Middle School when he began Pathway to Practice NC, a joint program offered by UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University designed to help lateral entry teachers like him earn their full teaching license. “The program has absolutely changed the way I teach,” he says.
NC State College of Education Doctoral Student Awarded Fully-Funded Opportunity to Present Research at International Conference on Education and Global Studies in Japan
Doctoral student Nada Wafa ’11, ’19MS, ’22PHD, has been awarded a fully-funded opportunity to present her thesis research at the International Conference on Education and Global Studies in Osaka, Japan.
Amaya Dicker ’21: ‘I’d Much Rather Be That Person Who Shows Up Every Day and Is There For Their Students and With Them Every Step Of The Way’
Amaya Dicker ’21 always enjoyed working with students, leading her to participate in the Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village. Through her experience with SAY, she realized her passion for education and is now pursuing a career as a middle grades English language arts and social studies teacher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.