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NC State's Belltower

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. 

Bennett Jones

Jul 17, 2017

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. 

University Awards of Excellence winners

Jun 16, 2017

Lesley Wirt Wins 2017 University Award for Excellence

Lesley Wirt, associate director of the Northeast Leadership Academy, was one of 12 NC State staff members to receive a 2017 University Award for Excellence for her exemplary contributions to the university and community. 

Court of North Carolina

Jan 23, 2017

Northeast Leadership Academy Alumna Chosen for District Award

Cindy Miller-Walker, Franklin County School's 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year and NELA graduate, shares how the College of Education shaped her career. 

Oct 27, 2016

Heroic School Leadership

Rural leaders are coming together to help Hurricane Matthew's most vulnerable victims: children. These leaders include graduates of Northeast Leadership Academy, the nation's top principal preparation program. 

Jun 27, 2016

Revitalizing Rural Schools

Closing the student achievement gap in North Carolina starts with training outstanding classroom leaders. That’s the goal of the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA), an NC State degree program that equips principals to serve in high-poverty, hard-to-staff and historically low-performing schools.