Melanie Smith, Regional Director
Melanie is the NCNTSP Regional Director for NC State. As well, she is a clinical educator in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in NC State’s College of Education. She coordinates and teaches in the Curriculum and Developmental Supervision graduate program which prepares teacher leaders who want to engage their colleagues in professional learning and growth. Melanie also serves as Managing Director for SUCCEED (School University Collaboration and Commitment to Educator Excellence and Development) providing professional learning opportunities for teachers across the career span. Prior to working at NC State, Melanie enjoyed teaching second grade for 13 years at a downtown magnet school in Raleigh and served as a cooperating teacher, mentor, and mentor trainer to many which fueled her passion for working with teachers. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, two boys and big dog Marley.