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Jul 26, 2023

Why Gifts Matter: Scholarship Support Allows Cliff Redish to Be A Better Teacher for His Students

Thanks to financial support in the form of the Moshakos Family Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship, Cliff Redish is able to work toward his goal of being the best teacher he can be 

Hiller Spires

May 17, 2023

Professor Emerita Hiller Spires Redefines Global Literacies, Provides Books to Underserved Schools Through New Projects

NC State College of Education Professor Emerita Hiller Spires is helping to develop a unique definition of global literacies through a new book while also working to promote literacy locally and globally through a recently founded organization that provides books to under-resourced areas. 

Lisa Wilkins stands with Gates Count mentors

Sep 22, 2022

My Student Experience: Reading Program Started By Lisa Wilkins ’22MED Connects Gates County Students With Mentors

While earning her master's degree at the NC State College of Education, Lisa Wilkins '22MED was inspired to launch a reading mentorship program for fourth and fifth graders at T.S. Cooper Elementary School in Gates County. 

Becky Dorman

Apr 27, 2022

Becky Dorman ’22MED: ‘I Want to Foster Change in My District and Learn How to Better Support All My Students’

Becky Dorman '22MED took advantage of the lessons she learned through the Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership to provide a unique Walk for Water learning experience to her students. 

NC State College of Education graduate Savannah Blystone

Dec 7, 2021

Savannah Whitehurst Blystone ’21MED: ‘I Can Go to Sleep Happily Every Night Knowing That I Am in a Profession That Truly Makes a Difference

Savannah Whitehurst Blystone ’21MED said that she did not choose education; education chose her. After initially fighting her calling, Blystone realized that she belonged in the classroom and a career as an educator would allow her to make a difference in the lives of children. 

May 4, 2021

Meet Brittany Regan ‘21MED: ‘My Hope for the Future is to Become a Literacy Coach and Help Teachers Support Student Learning’

For Brittany Regan ‘21MED, the next step is to become a literacy coach. The NC State College of Education prepared her to be a supportive leader for teachers, and she will graduate in May 2021 with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in new literacies and global learning. 

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

Sep 28, 2020

Inquiring, Collaborating and Creating During a Pandemic: New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute Moves Online

From July 20-24, the New Literacies Collaborative (NLC) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, in partnership with the Longview Foundation, held the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute (NLI) completely online for the first time. 

The Literacy Space

Sep 16, 2020

Excellence Fund Helps The Literacy Space Provide Reading Support Services for Elementary School Students, Creates Professional Development Opportunities

As a result of donations to the NC State College of Education Excellence Fund, the Wolfpack Readers Program was able to establish The Literacy Space, an off-campus location that provides direct services to elementary school children who need extra support in reading. 

Class of 2020 Social Studies Cohort

Jun 25, 2020

With Support from Peter Martorella Fund, Social Studies Educators Develop New Skills to Produce More Civic-minded Students in the Classroom

A third cohort of teachers who received funding from the Peter H. Martorella Memorial Award Fund graduated this spring from the NC State College of Education’s New Literacies and Global Learning (NLGL) master’s degree program with a concentration in social studies. 

Sara Darwish and her mother, Shanna Darwish

May 5, 2020

Shanna Darwish ’20MED and Her Daughter Inspire Each Other From Day 1 to Graduation

Shanna Darwish '20MED and her daughter, Sara, motivated each other as family and fellow NC State students while they worked toward their degrees. Now, they will graduate together. Shanna with her Master of Education and Sara with bachelor's degrees in political science and Arabic.