Celebrate the Stars of Education in Wake County

Stars of Education, presented by PNC Bank, is an annual awards dinner to celebrate and honor those who form the backbone of public education in our schools.

Each year we celebrate and recognize the recipients of WakeEd’s Teacher Innovation Grants and WakeEd’s SummerSTEM coaches, in addition to inducting honorees into the Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame and presenting the Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award.

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Stars of Education 2017

October 18, 2017 | Raleigh, NC

Vernon Malone Friend of Education

Doug McMillan

Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of the Triangle

WCPSS Hall of Fame


Dr. William Freitag


Ira David Wood III


LeVelle Moton


Billie Redmond


Jerry O’Connor


Bill Seyler

Community Service

Ann Smith