Callie Edwards, associate director of program evaluation and education research at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and John Kelley, an executive assistant to the head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, have been recognized for their contributions to the NC State College of Education with the 2022 Staff Awards for Excellence.
The Awards for Excellence are given annually to one EHRA and one SHRA employee who demonstrate excellence to the College of Education and who are the college’s nominees for the University Awards for Excellence.
“I was honored to receive the NC State College of Education’s 2022 EHRA Staff Award for Excellence. I truly appreciate my colleagues for this recognition,” Edwards said. “I am blessed to love what I do, and it’s an honor to be nominated and celebrated for my contributions. I love that my mom could attend as my guest and meet many of my colleagues, including my supervisor and Friday Institute Executive Director Dr. Hiller Spires, who has been such an amazing mentor and supporter.”
“I am surrounded by my talented and hard-working peers in the college that are deserving of recognition, many of whom have roles serving the whole of the college, rather than primarily one department. I feel honored and humbled to have won this award,” Kelley said. “It really made my day, week and month for folks to take a pause and offer their appreciation. I would like to offer my thanks to my coworkers for the award and to the staff wh …