principal preparation

Nov 11, 2019

NC State Wins APLU National Economic Engagement Award

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on Sunday named North Carolina State University a 2019 Innovation & Economic Prosperity awardee, in part because of the College of Education's role in developing school leaders through the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA.)

Oct 8, 2019

Kimberly Ferrell ’02MSA, ’13EDD: ‘With the Right Teacher, Environment and School Culture, All Students Can Learn and Achieve’

Kimberly Ferrell ’02MSA, ’13EDD, who has won multiple Teacher of the Year awards, adds another honor to her name: 2018-19 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year for Durham County Public Schools.

Sep 26, 2019

With $30M Awarded in FY2019, NC State Education Faculty Set Record for Grants Awarded for 2nd Straight Year

With more than $30 million awarded in FY2019, NC State College of Education has once again set a record for the highest total dollar amount in grants awarded to faculty in a single year.

Sep 6, 2019  |  Academics and Programs

20 Fellows Join NC State College of Education’s Principal Preparation Programs

The NC State College of Education announced the selection of 20 educators into its principal preparation programs. Fellows will complete the two-year Master of School Administration Program while serving in local schools.

Jun 24, 2019

Will Chavis ’16EDD Named 2018-2019 Wake County Principal of the Year

Will Chavis ‘16EDD loves everything about being principal of Enloe High School. He loves working with others to solve challenges. He loves getting to know his students, and he loves helping them overcome adversity so they can thrive. With passion […]

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 16, 2019  |  Academics and Programs

Wallace Foundation: [Video] How Universities, School Districts Can Team Up to Redesign How Principals are Prepared

NC State started redesigning its principal preparation program by asking local school leaders and practitioners about what skills principals need to succeed in area schools. This video shows how the university built deep partnerships with districts and the state to align the program to leader standards, ground the curriculum in real-world experience, explore systems to track principal performance and fill vacancies, and more.

May 14, 2019

NCDPI: Edgecombe County School Leader Named 2019 N.C. Principal of the Year

Matthew Bristow-Smith '14MSA was named Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year Friday, May 10. He took the helm of Edgecombe Early College High School shortly after completing the NC State College of Education's Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) in 2014. Of the award and his role within his school, Bristow-Smith said, “The work is not about us. The work is about the kids. It’s about the families. It’s about the communities that we serve.”