Noted playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." Obviously, Shaw never envisioned a place like Wake Tech.

Every Wake Tech faculty member has had success both inside and outside of a classroom or lab, and they each bring an array of knowledge and practical skills with them to help transform students' lives every day. Get to know some of Wake Tech's talented and inspiring faculty, and you'll agree that they can do as well as teach.

Kelly Markson works with a student in an economics class.

Getting Lessons to Stick With Students

From pantomime to personal anecdotes, Dr. Kelly Markson's demonstrative teaching style brings economics alive for her students.
Kathy Spade discusses a patient simulation scenario to Wake Tech Nursing students.

Calm Approach to Teaching Isn't Simulated

Senior Professor Kathy Spade helps Wake Tech Nursing students practice their clinical skills in simulated scenarios with high-tech "patients."
Chef Melissa Attanas talks with a student during a baking class.

Connecting Through the Language of Food

Like every TV chef from Julia Child to Ina Garten, Melissa Attanas moves effortlessly through her lessons, showing students step by step how to create beautiful and delicious cakes and pastries.
Dr. John Spevacek teaches an engineering class.

Engineering an Atmosphere for Learning

Dr. John Spevacek was introduced to the periodic table when he was about 8 years old, and it was love at first sight. Decades later, he works to pass along that passion for science and engineering to Wake Tech students.