principal preparation

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.”

Mar 12, 2019  |  News

NC State Education Continues to Move Up in U.S. News Ranking, Now No. 45 in Nation

For the third straight year, the NC State College of Education has moved up in the U.S. News’ rankings, hitting a new high at No. 45 in the nation in the latest edition released March 12. This is a jump of 14 spots since the 2017 edition. The college was also was ranked No. 22 in the nation in the Educational Administration and Supervision speciality category for its outstanding principal preparation program.

Oct 15, 2018

Rocky Mount Telegram: Edgecombe Honors Top Principal

Edgecombe County Public Schools has named Matt Smith '14 MSA its 2018-19 Principal of the Year. Smith joined Edgecombe County Early College High School as principal after completing the NC State College of Education's Northeast Leadership Academy.

Sep 14, 2018

The Hunt Institute: Lessons from the Field: North Carolina’s NELA Principal Preparation Program in Practice

Jennifer O'Meara and Donnell Cannon, both graduates of NC State Education's Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) and principals in Edgecomb County, welcomed members of the Hunt Institute’s policy team to their schools to show the transformative work that is underway. The Hunt Institute is currently working on a case study about NELA that will be published later this year.

Aug 20, 2018

Education Week: Three Questions About Education Leadership Research

NC State Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite and Assistant Professor Timothy Drake take on a commonly cited statistic about the impact a principal can have on student achievement by brainstorming three big-picture questions to ask about school leaders in the first of a series of guest blog posts for Education Week.