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May 8, 2018

Kevin Sutton ‘18 EDD: Do What You Love, and Love What You Do

Kevin Sutton ‘18 EDD began his journey at the NC State College of Education ten years ago as an undergraduate student. Now, he prepares to graduate with a Doctor of Education in Technology Education degree. 

May 8, 2018

Callie Womble ‘18 PHD: Paying it Forward for Historically Marginalized Students

Callie Womble ‘18 PHD reflects on what motivates her, her experiences as a College of Education doctoral student and her post-graduation plans. 

May 8, 2018

Lauren Pellegrino ‘18 PHD: Being More Than a Student, Researcher and Educator

Doctoral candidate Lauren Pellegrino shares how her time as an NC State College of Education student pushed her to go above and beyond. 

May 8, 2018

Otis Maben ‘18: Awakening His Inner Leader

Otis Maben ‘18 has always possessed leadership skills, but he believes the leader in him was dormant until the College of Education discovered it and developed it. Learn more about Maben’s time as a student in the College of Education’s principal preparation programs. 

May 8, 2018

Taylor Rothenburg ’18 MAT: A Near-Perfect edTPA Score

After feeling unrewarded by her brief stint in sales, Taylor Rothenburg ’18 realized she wanted to make a career out of helping change lives through Special Education. Her decision to change paths was solidified when she made a near perfect 73 of 75 on the edTPA before graduation. 

May 7, 2018

Matthew Hickson ’18: Unleashing Powerful Voices

Matthew Hickson's journey to unleash powerful voices began on a hot summer day when he was a teenager. Now, the Durham Principal Leadership Academy Resident and founder of Bull City Schools United is using his time, talents and privileges to create spaces for people to use their voice inside and outside of the classroom.  

May 4, 2018

Sarah Glova ‘18 PHD: Advocating for Individualized Instruction and Digital Learning

After graduating from the NC State College of Education, Sarah Glova ‘18 PHD will use her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction to create innovative eLearning environments as founder and president of Reify Media. 

May 4, 2018

Hannah Smith ‘18: Understanding her Calling to Teach

Hannah Smith ‘18 always knew that she wanted to teach, but being a student in the NC State College of Education helped her discover why. 

May 4, 2018

Rob Moore ‘18 PHD: Training the Next Generation of Instructional Technologists

Education runs in the Moore family, and Rob Moore ‘18 PHD is no exception. Learn more about Moore’s post-graduation plans. 

May 4, 2018

Laila Thompson ’18: “I Seek to be an Inspiration”

Born prematurely and labeled as a child who would "lag behind her peers," Laila Thompson '18 has spent her life overcoming obstacles. Educators, she says, believed in her potential and inspired her to not be defined by her circumstances. That is why she chose education and why she continues to encourage other educators to embrace their role in helping students to achieve their dreams.