NELA

Jun 11, 2019

Matthew Bristow-Smith ’14MSA Named 2019 North Carolina Principal of the Year

Matthew Bristow-Smith '14MSA was named the 2019 North Carolina Principal of the Year after leading Edgecombe Early College High School to five straight years of high performance.

May 23, 2019  |  Research and Impact

How We’re Preparing Exceptional Principals

School leaders account for up to one-fourth of school-based effects on student achievement. Here’s on overview of how the NC State College of Education’s principal preparation programs have become a national model for preparing dynamics leaders who positively influence a school’s culture and student outcomes.

May 22, 2019

Assistant Professor Timothy Drake: “The Principal Pipeline is Only as Healthy as the Teacher Pipeline”

Timothy Drake, Ph.D., assistant professor of education leadership and policy, recently participated in a panel to discuss the condition of the principal pipeline and principal preparation in North Carolina at the invitation of the North Carolina State Board of Education. […]

May 14, 2019

EdNC.org: How Public School Educators Built a Radically Innovative School

What would students come up with if given the chance to design their own schools? That's the question a team of administrators -- including NC State College of Education graduates Valerie Bridges '10EDD, Donnell Cannon '16MSA, Jenny O'Meara '16MSA and Erin Swanson '12MSA -- in Edgecombe County posed two years ago when thinking of ways to increase student engagement, graduation rates and more in their county. The response to that question helped create the North Phillips School of Innovation, a micro school pilot in Tarboro, North Carolina.

Dec 6, 2018

The Hunt Institute: Meaningful Partnerships – Lessons from Two Innovative Principal Preparation Programs

A study from the Hunt Institute highlights two innovative programs – the Northeast Leadership Academy at the NC State College of Education and Kansas City Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools (KC PLUS) in Missouri. In creating pro­grams to meet the unique needs of districts located in rural and urban settings, respectively, both NELA and KC PLUS have built rigorous, practice-based principal preparation programs utilizing equity-fo­cused school leader development. The Hunt Institute takes a closer look at each program.

Oct 15, 2018

Rocky Mount Telegram: Edgecombe Honors Top Principal

Edgecombe County Public Schools has named Matt Smith '14 MSA its 2018-19 Principal of the Year. Smith joined Edgecombe County Early College High School as principal after completing the NC State College of Education's Northeast Leadership Academy.

Sep 14, 2018

The Hunt Institute: Lessons from the Field: North Carolina’s NELA Principal Preparation Program in Practice

Jennifer O'Meara and Donnell Cannon, both graduates of NC State Education's Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) and principals in Edgecomb County, welcomed members of the Hunt Institute’s policy team to their schools to show the transformative work that is underway. The Hunt Institute is currently working on a case study about NELA that will be published later this year.

Feb 22, 2018

EdNC.org: NC State’s Acclaimed Principal Program Assesses Candidate Character

Ahead of choosing its eighth cohort, the NC State College of Education's principal preparation program led by Professor Bonnie Fusarelli reassessed the goals of the program. They evaluated what kind of leaders they want to create to administer schools. Then they split the traits into two categories: those that can be taught through coursework and training, and those that should already exist within individuals.

Feb 19, 2018

Quality Leadership Matters Blog: NC State Educational Leadership Academies Helping to Create Stronger Leaders, Schools

NC State College of Education's Northeast Leadership Academy is shaping the future of high-need schools in North Carolina by providing high-quality leaders and innovative approaches to school support. Learn more about the academy in this Quality Leadership Matters Blog report.

Jul 17, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

JCPS: EdD Candidate Bennett Jones Named Johnston County’s Principal of the Year

Johnston County Public Schools has named Bennett Jones, a doctoral student with the College of Education's Northeast Leadership Academy, its 2016-17 Principal of the Year. Jones is the principal of Clayton High School.