Simple Question, Powerful Answers:
We asked educators why they chose to enter the field of education and they shared their inspiring stories. From current students to those who have worked in education for decades, take a look at why our alumni chose to make a difference in the lives of children.
I was the invisible child in school. Always behaved, made average grades, nothing notable so nothing noticed. Through good counseling and mentoring, I was called to education. I quickly realized this would give me the tools to make sure other kids never felt the way I did in school
Lisa Arment Cummings '01
Why I Chose Education
Braska Williams ’89
Braska Williams ’89
A national magazine recognizes the director of NC-MSEN Pre-College Program for his lifework of encouraging students of color to pursue college and STEM careers.https://ced.ncsu.edu/news/2017/08/29/braska-williams-89-wins-insight-into-diversity-magazines-2017-inspiring-stem-award/
Why Extraordinary Educators Choose Us:
College for teacher preparation
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STEM Educators in N.C.
College that awards education degrees in North Carolina
Sources: U.S. News, UNC Educator Quality Dashboard, and College Magazine
I always had it in the back of my head that I would potentially end up in education. When it came down to deciding where I was going to fit in within that, I noticed there were so few men in elementary education. I knew my impact could be even greater by being one of those few men.
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Aug 13, 2020
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘If We Want People to Learn About Nanotechnology, Then What We Need is Teachers Who are Excited About It,’ Says Mark McLean ‘17
Last summer, science and STEM educator Mark McLean '17 was part of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network’s Research Experience for Teachers (RTNN RET) program, which puts local teachers in nanotechnology...
Jul 30, 2020
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Have Always Enjoyed Being Around Kids from Elementary Age Through High School and/or College. I Enjoy Their Spirit, Optimism, Passion and Humor,’ Says Director of METRC Kerri Brown Parker
For the past seven-and-a-half years, Kerri Brown Parker has served as director of the Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC). She shares why she chose education, how education has...
Jun 17, 2020
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Has the Power to Uplift or Dismantle, to Give Voice or to Silence, to Promote Justice or to Perpetuate Injustice,’ Says Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program Micha Jeffries
Teaching, particularly African American students, allows Micha Jeffries, Ph.D., director of the Master of Arts in Teaching program, to share her love of learning and provide an opportunity that many...
Why Did You Choose Education?
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