Meet Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA, ‘20EDD: ‘I am Determined to Continue the Fight to Ensure Educational Equity for All’
Franklin County Schools’ 2019-2020 Principal of the Year Principal Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA, ‘20EDD has already achieved a number of firsts in her life. She is a first-generation college graduate, and she was part of the first Northeast Leadership Academy cohort. Now, she will be the first person in her family to earn a doctoral degree.
Nash County Teacher of the Year Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA: ‘No Other Institute Will Prepare You for Having a Depth of Content Knowledge, Classroom Management and Instruction. At NC State, You are Truly Part of a Family’
Through her experiences at NC State, Jessica Richardson ‘15, ‘22MSA recognized the importance of community. And her commitment to providing a safe, inclusive community for her students at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School is one of the reasons she was named the 2020-21 Nash County Teacher of the Year.
Ask the Expert: What Role Do Principals Play in Student Success? Assistant Professor Timothy Drake Says Effective Principals Help Students and Teachers Achieve
Assistant Professor Timothy Drake, Ph.D., says that principals can influence student success directly and indirectly, and partnerships between districts and universities are important for training educators with the skills necessary to become school leaders.
Pursuing Success Through Education: Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA Named Franklin County Schools Principal of the Year
Franklin County Early College High School principal Erica Shoulders-Royster ‘12MSA has achieved a number of firsts throughout her life, and her commitment to educational success has led her to be recognized as Franklin County Schools’ 2019-2020 Principal of the Year.
Halifax County Principal of the Year Teicher L. Patterson ‘13MSA: ‘In Order to Change a School and Community, the Leadership Must be Visible and Active in Community Functions, Meetings, Celebrations and Even in Times of Struggle and Hardship’
As principal of Enfield Middle STEAM Academy, Teicher L. Patterson ‘13MSA has a passion for rural education and a commitment to helping students succeed, which led to him being named the 2019-20 Halifax County Public Schools Principal of the Year.
Aspiring Superintendents Train Under Former Statewide, National Educational Leaders Through College of Education’s Educational Leadership Doctoral Program
This summer the College of Education will welcome its second cohort of aspiring superintendents into the Educational Leadership doctoral program, where future district leaders will have the opportunity to learn from three former state superintendents of public instruction as well as a former U.S. assistant secretary of education.
Five Questions with the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Instructors
Former State Superintendents of Public Instruction June Atkinson, Bill Harrison and Mike Ward as well as former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Henry Johnson will all serve as professors in the Educational Leadership doctoral program, which welcomes its second cohort of students this summer. They share why they believe it’s important to help train the next generation of district leaders, why they chose the NC State College of Education and what they hope their students learn from them.
Mike Casey ‘18MSA Named Pitt County Schools 2019-2020 Assistant Principal of the Year
G.R. Whitfield School Assistant Principal Mike Casey ‘18MSA has a lifelong love of learning. It’s what led him to earn his Master of School Administration from the NC State College of Education through the Northeast Leadership Academy and what led him to become Pitt County Schools 2019-2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.
Edgecombe County Principal of the Year Lauren Lampron ‘14MSA, ‘19EDD: ‘I Hope My Work Serves as a Catalyst to Allow Education to Become an Equalizer in Our Society’
When Lauren Lampron ‘14MSA, ‘19EDD joined Teach for America in 2010, she had no idea that a decade later she would be leading W.A. Pattillo Middle School and would be named the 2019-20 Edgecombe County Public Schools Principal of the Year.
$3.75M Grant Will Help Train New Cohorts of School Leaders Through Innovative Principal Preparation Program
The NC State College of Education is one of only five universities in the nation whose principal preparation program is recognized as exemplary by the University Council for Educational Administration. A $3.75 million grant will allow the college to prepare two new cohorts of school leaders through this innovative program.