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Paola Sztajn

Paola Sztajn

Oct 28, 2022

Dean Paola Sztajn Receives Outstanding Alumni Award from Indiana University’s School of Education

NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn has been awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from Indiana University’s School of Education. The award is the highest honor bestowed on School of Education alumni. 

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Oct 14, 2022

NC State College of Education Awarded $6.4 Million in Grant Funding From July Through September, 2022

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $6,398,167 to support 12 projects from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2022. 

Paola Sztajn

Sep 7, 2022

With $3.4 Million Grant, Dean Paola Sztajn Expands Project AIM Professional Development to Support Coaches, Principals and Strengthen Focus on Equity

For the past decade, NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn has helped elementary school teachers improve their mathematics practices through Project AIM (All Included in Mathematics). Now, she is expanding the program to better support school leaders and instructional coaches and have a stronger impact on students. 

CBS17 News

Aug 23, 2022

CBS17 News: NC State program allows students to teach while earning license, addressing widespread vacancies

Central North Carolina Schools have hundreds of teacher vacancies. NC State College of Education Dean Paola Stzajn said the college is helping districts fill those vacancies. “Teacher preparation programs are working really hard across our state to put highly qualified teachers in the classroom who want to remain in the profession,” Sztajn said. 

Teacher in the N&O

Aug 15, 2022

The N&O: Dean Paola Sztajn on 5 Ways to Maintain a Viable and Vibrant Teaching Profession

In an op-ed published in The News & Observer, Dean Paola Sztajn shares five ways to support the teaching profession beyond fair compensation. 

Alliyah Rich is a recent graduate of NC State's College of Education and an NC Teaching Fellow who will be employed as a middle school special education teacher in the fall.

Jul 18, 2022

WUNC: Teaching college enrollment has plummeted. The NC Teaching Fellows program is fueling limited growth.

Dean Paola Sztajn and recent NC State College of Education graduates discuss the Teaching Fellows program. 

Apr 4, 2022

CBS 17: Future of Teaching: COVID Pandemic Impacting Teacher Recruitment

NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn and graduating senior Kay Sumpter talk about the future of the teaching profession and the positive trends in the College of Education. 

Education Week

Mar 22, 2022

Education Week: Fewer People Are Getting Teacher Degrees. Prep Programs Sound the Alarm

Interim Dean Paola Sztajn said she attributes an upward trend in enrollment in the NC State College of Education—up 16 percent since 2015—to the college's commitment to create the conditions in which future teachers can succeed. “We’ve made a lot of investment in scholarships to increase our capacity to provide support for students,” she said. “I think that is making it more viable to become a teacher. We want our teachers as much as possible to graduate without debt.” 

Paola Sztajn

Oct 11, 2021

Getting to Know Interim Dean Paola Sztajn

In this interview, Interim Dean Paola Sztajn talks about growing up in urban Brazil, how working in the Amazon jungle changed her life, how she developed her research interest in early mathematics teaching and what it means to her to be Latina and how it will influence her role as interim dean. 

Interim Dean Paola Sztjan

Oct 5, 2021

Interim Dean Paola Sztajn: “I Want to Help Keep the College Moving Forward While Strengthening a Few Core Values”

Paola Sztajn, a professor of mathematics education, began serving as the interim dean of NC State’s College of Education Oct. 5. In this interview, she talks about her role as interim dean, why she accepted the appointment, her leadership style, the biggest educational issues facing North Carolina and the role the College of Education plays in addressing those educational challenges.