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2013-14 Fellows and Mentors

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Shannon Page
A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School
Wake County Public Schools
Mentors: Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin
Sponsor: USDA
'Egg'Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Page will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

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Cassandra Palmer
Healthy Start Academy
Durham County
Mentors: Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin
Sponsor: USDA
'Egg'Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Palmer will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

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LaTanya Pattillo
East Columbus High School
Columbus County Schools
Mentor: Lannie McCoy and Lee Clark-Sellers, PlyGem
Sponsor: Columbus County Schools and North Carolina New Schools
The 'Vinyl' Season

Ms. Pattillo will partner with Lannie McCoy , Lee Clark-Sellers and other industry specialists at Ply Gem’s manufacturing plant and headquarters to examine the science, technological, engineering and mathematical-related (STEM) opportunities that this field offers for students who may aspire to a career in the industry.

From her experience, she will develop relevant and engaging STEM lessons designed to help students understand the science behind environmentally-responsible production methods and to become more aware of opportunities and needs in the field.

 

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Katherine Phelps
New Hope Elementary School
Orange County Schools
Mentor: Barbara Bissell, NC DPI
Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction
Creating a Common Core Tool Kit

Ms. Phelps will help build a virtual library of curriculum aligned with Common Core Standards.

Working with mentor Barbara Bissell of the NC Department of Instruction, she will help to deliver a webinar to other teachers in the fall 2013 and lead a regional professional development workshop.

Her project will also involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts.

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Anne Pittman
Duplin Early College High School
Duplin County Schools
Mentor: Krista Horne, Vidant Health
Sponsor: NASA
Healthcare Innovation Requires 'Patients' in the Classroom

Ms. Pittman will partner with Krista Horne and other experts at Vidant Duplin Hospital to examine the science, technological, engineering and mathematical-related (STEM) opportunities that this field offers for students who may aspire to a career in health care.

As part of the fellowship, she will collaborate with various hospital personnel to observe cutting-edge research and patient care practices; and develop relevant and engaging STEM lessons designed to help K-12 students understand the science behind the latest healthcare practices and to become better aware of opportunities and needs in the field.

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Donna Podgorny
Union County Public Schools Central Services
Union County Schools
Mentors: Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI
Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction
Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Podgorny will partner with Dan Gwaltney, Carmela Fair and LaVerne Weldon at NC DPI for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

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Amy Powers
Wallace-Rose Hill High School
Duplin County Schools
Mentor: John Parker, Cottle Farms
Sponsor: Duplin County Schools and North Carolina New Schools
A ‘Berry’ Unique Opportunity

Ms. Powers will partner with John Parker of Cottle Farms, a year-round supplier of fruits and vegetables one of the largest growers of strawberries in the Eastern Carolinas.

She will explore various aspects of the agribusiness to bring engaging and relevant STEM-related lesson back to her classroom.

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Victoria Raymond
Northwood High School
Chatham County Schools
Mentors: Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin
Sponsor: USDA
'Egg'Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Raymond will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

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Bradley Rhew
Walkertown Middle School
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Mentors: Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin
Sponsor: USDA
'Egg'Static About Salmonella Research

Mr. Rhew will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; and Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

His work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After his time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, he will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

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Kimberly Sanderlin
Jackson Middle School
Guilford County Schools
Mentors: Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh, NC DPI
Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction
Common Core ELA Lessons and Reflective Videos

Ms.Sanderlin will have a crucial role in preparing curriculum materials, modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction and training North Carolina teachers.

Working with mentor Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh of NC DPI, she deliver a webinar to other teachers in fall 2013 as part of her Fellowship project and lead a professional development workshop at her Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

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Jennifer Spivey
South Columbus High School
Columbus County Schools
Mentors: Becky Westbrooks, Jason Bullock and Teresa Lenger, Southeastern Community College
Sponsor: Columbus County Schools and North Carolina New Schools
Using Stem to Make it Grow

Ms. Spivey will collaborate with a team of researchers Becky Westbrooks, Jason Bullock and Teresa Lenger at Southeastern Community College to develop classroom curriculum supporting students’ knowledge and understanding of agricultural biotechnology research and the corresponding real-world applications.

Working in partnership with the mentors, she will explore the current and potential applications of micropropagation as well as the various economic and environmental implications.

Culminating your exploration of the research, she will translate your newly acquired knowledge into an engaging curriculum aligned with the Common Core or Essential Standards for use across North Carolina.

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Jayne Stevens
Jacobs Fork Middle School
Catawba County Schools
Mentors: Dan Gwaltney, LaVerne Weldon and Carmela Fair, NC DPI
Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction
Leading Educators to Homebase

Ms. Stevens will partner with Dan Gwaltney, Carmela Fair and LaVerne Weldon at NC DPI for the launch of Home Base, the instructional improvement and student information system designed to house resources for all teachers.

This unique experience positions her to become an ambassador in her region of the state serving to show teachers how this powerful tool can provide them with easy access to outstanding educational materials and lessons that challenge and motivate students.

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Kalyani Tawade
Enloe High School
Wake County Public Schools
Mentors: Dr. Hassan, Dr. Koci, Dr. Azcarate-Peril, Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin
Sponsor: USDA
'Egg'Static About Salmonella Research

Ms. Tawade will work with Dr. Hosni Hassan, NC State; Dr. Matt Koci, NC State; Dr. Andrea Azcarte-Peril, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Amy Chilcote and Autumn Guin, 4-H to translate laboratory research on Salmonella into a more “digestible” form.

Her work will help give other teachers, students and informal educational audiences an increased understanding of food-borne illness and the necessary precautions that must be taken to prevent its outbreak.

After her time in the laboratory and during the second year of the project, she will work with fellow educators and the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Development Department at N.C. State University to create a curriculum for K-12 classrooms and informal educational environments.

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Kimberly Tufts
Cranberry Middle School
Avery County Schools
Mentors: Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh, NC DPI
Sponsor: NC Department of Public Instruction
Common Core ELA Lessons and Reflective Videos

Ms. Tufts will have a crucial role in preparing curriculum materials, modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction and training North Carolina teachers.

Working with mentor Julie Joslin and Lisa McIntosh of NC DPI, she deliver a webinar to other teachers in fall 2013 as part of her Fellowship project and lead a professional development workshop at her Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

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