Student Success Coaches promote a positive and successful learning experience for students so they can achieve their educational and career goals.
Every new Wake Tech student is assigned a coach to help them navigate the college’s processes, as well as academic challenges and personal needs. Coaches talk with students before the start of classes and remain in contact throughout their first semester. After that, coaches are available for guidance as needed.
Coaches work one-on-one with students, providing guidance based on their individual strengths, study skills, level of engagement, past performance and academic plans and goals. They encourage achievement of goals through self-assessment, reflection and connection to campus and community resources.
Students who do not have a coach may request one by emailing [email protected].
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Sherria has served as a coach on Scott Northern Wake Campus for five years. She enjoys encouraging the diverse students she works with at Wake Tech to achieve their goals, despite their challenges.
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As a first-generation college student, Zach has experienced firsthand the challenges that can arise while being a student and how important it is to have a support network, which is why Zach is excited to partner with students as their Success Coach. Every student has their own unique strengths and needs, and Zach is excited to work with students so they can maximize their potential.
Zach is passionate about living a balanced and fulfilling life, with an emphasis on relationships, personal development and health and wellness. He enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures and spending quality time with friends and family. It is never too late to pursue one’s goals, and Zach is excited to partner with students on their journey!
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Sarah has previously worked as a college readiness program manager for an educational nonprofit, Leap Year, in Atlanta, and as a Teach For America member in Charlotte. She holds an MS in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University, a graduate Certificate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a BA in History from North Carolina State University. Sarah is passionate about education and students, and she is excited to support students as they grow and learn at Wake Tech.
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While serving as a Student Success Coach at Wake Tech, Michael strives to actively listen to students while collaboratively developing goals, including an Academic Success Plan. He also connects individuals to a wide range of campus, community and cultural resources, which can be catalysts to help achieve academic and personal goals.
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Holly is originally from New England and has spent the last few years in Florida. She started her educational journey as a first-generation college student studying dental assisting. She was a dental assistant and dental assistant instructor at Boston University Dental Clinic. She was also a member of a Public Health Dental Van team serving rural Connecticut. She finished her bachelor's degree at Eastern Connecticut State University in Public Health and completed her master's degree in Career and Technical Education at the University of South Florida.
Holly has worked in Admissions, Career Services and Academic Advising. She worked at Boston University, American International College, University of South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University (College of Health) and Hillsborough Community College. Her children live in the Raleigh area. Holly and her husband are thrilled to be in North Carolina with their family. She is looking forward to working with the students at Wake Tech to assist them in becoming happy, healthy graduates in a career they love.
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Enrique was born in Bogota, Colombia, and graduated from La Salle University with a degree in Architecture. He has been in the U.S. since June 2000 and has been involved with students in different coaching positions, from soccer coach to Spanish teacher. Enrique has lived in Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and recently moved to Cary with his family. He loves to help youth students and be able to see them succeed pursuing their dreams.
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Ashley is a native West Virginian and has worked in higher education in several areas of the country. She has a passion for seeing students succeed in their educational journeys, and she is always happy to talk about your career goals and aspirations.
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Erica is a Raleigh native, born and raised and has always had a passion for helping students find their strengths in the classroom and overcoming adversity. She was a transfer student from Wake Tech herself and proceeded to get her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at UNC-Wilmington. She is excited to help students achieve positive outcomes.