Valerie B. Brown-Schild, Ph.D., is the Director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development, affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at North Carolina State University. The Kenan Fellows Program is an innovative model to promote teacher leadership, address teacher retention and advance K-12 science, technology and mathematics education.
Dr. Brown-Schild most recently served as Vice President of Business Development with Topics Education based in Charlotte, NC. Prior to her role at Topics Education, Dr. Brown-Schild held positions at RTI International and the Wake Education Partnership. Dr. Brown-Schild holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and has extensive experience regarding education issues. As a former teacher, she has the practical and relevant background regarding teacher professional development that will serve to guide the development and implementation of the Kenan Fellows Program Statewide Expansion plan.
The Kenan Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, and is generously supported by grants from business, foundations, government organizations, and individual partners.