How We’re Preparing Exceptional Principals
Click to learn more about how NC State’s College of Education is preparing principals to serve throughout the state of North Carolina.
NELA was one of two Principal Preparation Programs Featured for its Innovative Program in a Recent Publication by the Hunt Institute.
NC State University’s Educational Leadership Academy (NELA) seeks to increase student achievement by preparing and retaining principals in high-poverty, hard-to-staff, and historically low-performing schools. NELA creates a comprehensive leadership development and succession plan for NC high-need school districts. Each component is anchored in research-based best practices in leadership preparation and is designed to meet the specific contextualized needs of schools in North Carolina.
Sophelia McMannen (NELA III) in EdNC- “How this rural school district is coping with staffing shortages”
“Until teachers can get the support — it’s not even just about money — but […]
Lauren Lampron (NELA III) Named Edgecombe County Schools’ 2021-2022 Principal of the Year
“This is not the first time that Lampron has won the honor of Principal of […]
Timothy Mudd (’13 MSA), Nash County Public Schools 2021-2022 Principal of the Year, Recognized for Success in Creating Opportunities for Students
“Mudd said the NC State College of Education’s Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) helped transform him […]
90% of schools with a NELA graduate serving as principal met or exceeded growth for the 2018 – 2019 school year vs. only 75% of principals across all schools in the state reaching the same level of performance.