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NELA Fellow Experiences

Mar 26, 2024

Wolf/NELA, Tuffy, and Red/Wake 2025 Cohorts traveled to the ASCD conference in Washinton, DC.

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development conference brings experts and practitioners together to recharge and inspire you as we look ahead to a new school year and begin summer learning. 

Mar 3, 2021

Brandan Lucas named Extraordinarily Exceptional Educator by NCDPI.

The Exceptional Children’s Division at NC Department Public Instruction has recognized NELA student, Brandan Lucas for his outstanding contribution and work with students with disabilities in Nash County. Brandon was named one of several Extraordinarily Exceptional Educators across North Carolina for the 2020-21 academic year. For more information visit the Department of Public Instruction website at: 

Mar 2, 2020

Jennifer Crisco, NCSU Principal Fellow, and Principal Bennett Jones, NCSU Ed.D., are making a difference at Clayton High School by embracing 21st century learning.

“Clayton High School is an example of what can be done when high-quality teachers and principals work together to make sure students get what they need to succeed.” Alex Granados, EdNC. 

Jan 3, 2019

Happy New Year!

NC State Educational Leadership Academies (NELA) had a great year in 2018. Please watch the video below about our year. We are looking forward to a great year in 2019! Happy New Year! 

Apr 10, 2018

NCLA & NELA VI Fellows Selected as Franklin County APs “Five Assistant Principals Selected for Next School Year”

Franklin County Schools posted an article about new leadership hires. 

Apr 2, 2018

DPLA Fellow, Matt Hickson, writes article “School is not rehearsal for the ‘real world.’ When students speak, let’s listen”

Matt Hickson, current DPLA Fellow and Principal Resident at Hillside High School featured in The Herald Sun. 

Feb 20, 2018

EdNC Visits NCSU’s Candidate Assessment Day

EdNC highlights NC State’s unique Candidate Assessment Day. 

Jan 27, 2018

Cohort VI Fellow, Leo Nieves, in Local Newspaper

Leo Nieves, a current NELA Cohort VI Fellow, Nashville Graphic’s ‘Year in Review’ Newspaper! Leo is currently serving as a Principal Resident at Winstead Avenue Elementary School in the Nash/Rocky Mount School System. The clip from the newspaper is included below. 

Sep 1, 2017

NELA VI: Great First Week of Principal Residencies

As students eagerly filled the hallways and classrooms during the first week of the 2017-18 school year, the NELA VI Cohort Fellows gathered in these same spaces to begin a year-long journey of their own. Entering into the second year of the program, the NELA Fellows began their Principal Residencies this week. The purpose of… 

May 25, 2017

Governor’s Visit to NCLA Fellow’s School

NC Governor Roy Cooper, visited Franklinton High School. Cohort VI Fellow, Rommy Woodley, currently teaches at the school and participated on the teacher panel during his visit.