Wayne Williams
NCSU Instructional Coach 
wawilli2@ncsu.edu

Biography:
Originally from Endicott, New York, Wayne completed his BA in Mathematics at SUNY Geneseo. He taught mathematics and AIG pull-out classes from 1994 through 2008, before leaving to work as an Instructional Coach with the District and School Transformation Division of NCDPI. In 2012, he joined NCNTSP. His teaching and coaching experience include work with more than 20 districts in North Carolina, where he has worked with teachers in Pre-K through 12th grade. Currently pursuing a PhD at NC State University, Wayne derives great joy from working with teachers and their student to find ways to make classes engaging, productive, and most importantly, joyful.


Educational Background:
State University of New York at Geneseo, BA, Mathematics, 1990 – 1994
East Carolina University, MSA, Supervision and Administration, 1998 – 2002
East Carolina University, EdS, Supervision, 2008 – 2010
North Carolina State University, PhD, Educational Psychology, 2016 – (Anticipated 2021)


Areas of Expertise/Licensure:
AIG, K-12; Mathematics, 6-8; Mathematics, 9-12; Curriculum and Instruction, K-12; Principal, K-12; and Superintendent

Dr. Lindsay Lewis
NCSU Instructional Coach
lindsaylewis@ncsu.edu

Biography:
Lindsay Lewis taught high school science for four years, and after, conducted research while working in elementary science classes. She has been an instructional coach for six years.

Educational Background:
2005 – Biology Appalachian State (Undergrad)
2011 – Master’s in Zoology, Master’s in Science Education
2015 – PhD in Science Education.

Areas of Expertise/Licensure:
9-12 Life Science

Melanie Smith 
NCSU Regional Director
melaniesmith@ncsu.edu

Biography:
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.