Dr. Angie Mullennix

Educational Pioneer


pi·​o·​neer | \ ˌpī-ə-ˈnir \

a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or a new method or technical development


Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership & Supervision

(Fayetteville State University, 2017)

Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education

(UNC-Pembroke, 2009)

Bachelor of Arts, English (UNC-Pembroke, 2006)

Areas of Licensure:

Superintendent, North Carolina

Principal, North Carolina and Texas

English (Secondary), North Carolina and Texas

Dr. Angie Mullennix is the Director of Innovation Strategy at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Prior to this role, she was a full-time Research Associate the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and she now continues that position on a part-time/contractual basis. While at the Friday Institute, Angie worked on the Leandro Project, various STEM projects, and program evaluations. Angie has more than 13 years' experience in education, spanning from elementary through higher education. She has served as a classroom teacher with Hoke County Schools (North Carolina), academic coach in the Humble Independent School District (Houston, Texas) and Moore County Schools (North Carolina), instructor / professor (Fayetteville Technical Community College, Lonestar College-Kingwood, and University of Phoenix Online and Fayetteville Learning Center), and researcher / evaluator (NC State University). Angie also served as a Military Police Paratrooper at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She is a military spouse and mother to a second grader, Garrett, and fourth grader, Leah. In her spare time (that means 4AM), she trains for Ironman triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run) and is a 5-time finisher.

Angie's belief is that all students are capable of growing as learners and productive citizens, and that the role of an educator is to foster the possibilities and opportunities that lead to that. She sees value in project-based learning, experiential learning, integrated STEM, and effectively integrating technology through a blended learning model. As a mother of two young children, she also recognizes that in a rapidly changing world, the role of an educator is ever-evolving, that no two children are alike in their learning styles and interests, and that educators must act as pioneers in the journey toward fostering student growth and development.

Select Publications


Director of Innovation Strategy

NC State University

Friday Institute

STEM Research & Evaluation

Moore County Resident

Small District, Big Impact

What is Education Innovation?

Innovation is becoming the new buzz word in education, but what exactly does it mean? Sir Ken Robinson highlights the ways in which schools can help foster creative learning experiences that stretch students' imaginations in meaningful ways that lead toward engagement, excitement, and growth.

Dr. Angie Mullennix

angie.mullennix@dpi.nc.gov or almullen@ncsu.edu

Twitter: @DocAngMullennix