2013

Blair Austin

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Austin will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Austin is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Sardis Elementary School

Region:

Union County Public Schools

Mentor:

Jessica Garner, NC DPI Region 6

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Marlena Bleau

Project Name:

Aviation Engineering at the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center East

Ms. Bleau will join the Navy’s master artisans and skilled engineers
as they work to support and maintain the U.S. fleet of
helicopter and rotor aircraft. She will share her newfound
knowledge and experiences with students by creating relevant
classroom curriculum that aligns with state and national
standards. Ms. Bleau will provide insight into how relevant workplace challenges can be incorporated into authentic classroom lessons. Additionally, she will develop relationships that extend beyond the military base.

From School:

Havelock Middle School

Region:

Craven County Schools

Mentors:

Mark Meno and Todd Price, Fleet Readiness Center

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Amy Bradley

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Bradley will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Bradley is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Caldwell County Career Middle College

Region:

Caldwell County Schools

Mentors:

Kimberly Simmons and Heather Mullins, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Jerolyn Brown

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Brown will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Brown is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Northeast Middle School

Region:

Guilford County Schools

Mentor:

Frances Harris-Burke, NC DPI Region 5

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Robin Bulleri

Project Name:

Exploring Evolutionary Science

Ms. Bulleri will work with visiting and in-house scientists at NESCent to explore state-of-the-art informatics tools, assemble novel data bases and develop new analytical tools for evolutionary biology. During her externship, she will team with a NESCent scientist to explore an evolutionary science project. In addition, Ms. Bulleri will partner with Dr. Jory Weintraub on an evolutionary science education project and act as a co-instructor for a 3-day summer workshop to provide tools for teaching evolution.

From School:

Carrboro High School

Region:

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Jory Weintraub and Dr. Paul Harnik, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Sponsor:

National Evolutionary Synthesis Center


Kristine Chalifoux

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-ELA

Partnered with Mentor Dr. Julie Joslin, Ms. Chalifoux will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina English teachers. The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. Chalifoux will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. Working closely with her mentor, Ms. Chalifoux will help transform the way English is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

Raleigh Charter High School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Dr. Julie Joslin, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Priscilla Chappell

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-ELA

Partnered with Dr. Julie Joslin, Ms. Chappell will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina teachers. The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. Chalifoux will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. Ms. Chappell will also create a schedule for implementing this training and construct a list of possible follow-up activities and resources. Working closely with her mentor, Kenan Fellow Priscilla Chappell will help transform the way English is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

William G. Enloe High

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Dr. Julie Joslin, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Alexander Constas

Project Name:

Creating Curriculum to Supplement SMART Board Science Models

Kenan Master Teaching Fellow Alexander Constas will join Immersion Media, a Fayetteville multimedia development company, in creating classroom curriculum to enhance their interactive science models for SMART Boards. Millions of students and teachers around the world use SMART Boards to improve learning outcomes. With both the simplicity of a whiteboard and the power of a computer, the SMART Board empowers teachers to deliver dynamic lessons with the simple touch of a finger. Immersion Media is transforming the way students engage with scientific concepts incorporating innovative 3D models into innovative curriculum. Mr. Constas you will collaborate with programmers and graphic designers to create curriculum to be distributed with Immersion’s products. You’ll play a critical role in making science engaging for North Carolina’s next generation of scientists.

From School:

Shughart Middle School

Region:

Department of Defense Education Activity

Mentors:

Rick Perko and Ray Winters, Immersion Media

Sponsor:

NSF Noyce II Grant


Caroline Courter

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Courter will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Courter is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Malpass Corner Elementary School

Region:

Pender County Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Mary Keel and Dr. Robin Smith, NC DPI Region 2

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Jeffrey Faulkner

Project Name:

Design ‘Invite a Scientist’ Outreach Program with the Morehead Planetarium

The Morehead Planetarium’s “Invite a Scientist” program will send up to 100 scientists into North Carolina high schools each April during the North Carolina Science Festival, a two-week celebration of science. In collaboration with NC Science Festival staff Kenan Fellow Jeffrey Faulkner will create resources for educators, scientists and students to supplement these interactions. Dr. Faulkner will develop resources for educators and training materials for scientists. As a culminating activity he will implement the program at your school in fall 2012, and evaluate the results before launching it across the state.

From School:

CW Stanford Middle School

Region:

Orange County Schools

Mentor:

Jonathan Frederick, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Ryan Gardner

Project Name:

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: STEM Careers in Eastern North Carolina

Kenan Fellow Ryan Gardner will spend five weeks working with Metrics, Inc., exploring their nationally respected work in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. Metrics offers a broad range of pharmaceutical development services in their state-of-the-art facility in Eastern North Carolina. The company can deliver one-stop development from initial formulation through final commercial production—all within the same Greenville site. Under the direction of research scientists, Mr. Gardner will learn essential skills and responsibilities to be a contributing member of the Metrics team. Immersed in a scientific research setting, he’ll work in the analytical chemistry laboratory and experience the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Mr. Gardner will integrate his newly acquired knowledge into engaging curriculum materials. The lessons you create will clearly articulate the many high demand pharmaceutical career possibilities awaiting students beyond high school.

From School:

South Lenoir High School

Region:

Lenoir County Public Schools

Mentor:

Phil Hodges, Metrics, Inc.

Sponsors:

GlaxoSmithKline, Lockheed Martin


Catherine Hart

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-ELA

Partnered with Dr. Julie Joslin, Kenan Fellow Catherine Hart will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina teachers. The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. Hart will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. As part of creating a module, Ms. Hart will also create a schedule for implementing this training and construct a list of possible follow-up activities and resources. Working closely with her mentor, Ms. Hart will transform the way English language arts is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

Green Hope High School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Dr. Julie Joslin, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Jasmine Hart

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-ELA

Partnered with Dr. Julie Joslin, Kenan Fellow Jasmine Hart will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina teachers. The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. Hart will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. As part of creating a module, Ms. Hart will also create a schedule for implementing this training and construct a list of possible follow-up activities and resources. Working closely with her mentor, Ms. Hart will transform the way English language arts is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

Sanderson High School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Dr. Julie Joslin, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Shelly Henry

Project Name:

Creating Innovative Renewable Energy Resource Curriculum

Ms. Henry will collaborate with the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Engineering Research Center at NC State University and The Science House to develop innovative classroom lessons supporting students’ knowledge and understanding of renewable energy. Ms. Henry will join the FREEDM Systems Center in researching the use of switching devices to monitor and control power loads and explore the “smart grid” use of energy by electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels. The Fellow’s studies will involve the implications to industry, society, and individuals of a grid incorporating renewable energy. Working with the FREEDM System Center’s content experts and scientists, the Fellow will translate her newfound knowledge into engaging lesson plans for use across North Carolina.

From School:

Sellars Gun Education Center

Region:

Alamance-Burlington School System

Mentor:

Lisa Grable, FREEDM Center

Sponsor:

NSF ERC FREEDM Center


Carrie Horton

Project Name:

Project Based Learning in North Carolina Energy and Sustainability

The North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP) works to accelerate systemic, sustainable innovation in secondary schools across the state so that, in time, every North Carolina high school prepares each student for college, careers and life in the 21st century. Ms. Horton will create units of study aligned with one of the four affinity network themes. Drawing on her summer externship research experience, she will create and implement relevant, innovative projects for her classroom to be shared through the STEM Affinity Network’s online platform and with other educators at NCNSP Project Based Learning conferences. Ms. Horton will join Kenan NCNSP Fellows from across the state in presenting a session at the NCNSP Summer Institute in 2013.

From School:

Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Matt Sears, NCNSP

Sponsor:

New School Project


Daniel Huskey

Project Name:

Aviation Engineering at the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center East

Mr. Huskey will join the Navy’s master artisans and skilled engineers
as they work to support and maintain the U.S. fleet of
helicopter and rotor aircraft. He will share his newfound
knowledge and experiences with students by creating relevant
classroom curriculum that aligns with state and national
standards. Mr. Huskey will provide insight into how relevant workplace challenges can be incorporated into authentic classroom lessons. Additionally, he will develop relationships that extend beyond the military base. Kenan Fellow Daniel Huskey will participate in a hands-on, team environment working on complex engineering and science projects

From School:

Broad Creek Middle School

Region:

Carteret County Schools

Mentors:

Todd Price and Mark Meno, Fleet Readiness Center

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Mary Ella Jackson

Project Name:

Opportunities in Aviation through Elizabeth City State University

Mary Ella Jackson will experience aviation and aerospace careers through field trips and job shadowing as she works with experts at ECSU. These collaborations will involve a project with the Civil Air Patrol, Port Discovery, Hands-on Science Center, Aviation Career Education Academy Program and local aviation industries. ECSU’s Aviation Science Program, the only one of its kind in the state of North Carolina, seeks to become a model aviation education program for others in the state and nation. The program is designed to prepare students for the rigorous employment demands of the highly competitive aviation and aerospace industries. This program will be a significant provider of aviation and aerospace-educated employees and entrepreneurs – not only for the local area of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, but for the State of North Carolina.

From School:

River Road Middle School

Region:

Pasquotank Public Schools

Mentor:

Orestes Gooden, Elizabeth City State University

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Annie Jones

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Jones will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Jones is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Dana Elementary

Region:

Henderson County Schools

Mentors:

Joyce Gardner and Jan King, NC DPI Region 8

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Michele Josey

Project Name:

Why are Surveys so Hard?

With the upcoming 2012 election, understanding the complexity and pitfalls associated with conducting public opinion surveys is both timely and exciting. NISS’ mission is to identify, catalyze and foster high-impact, cross-disciplinary and cross-sector research involving the statistical sciences. NISS is involved in many research projects encompassing various industries such as bioinformatics, data quality and confidentiality, information technology, environmental science, education and complex database management. As a Kenan NISS Fellow, Ms. Josey will learn how surveys are created and administered. She will be tasked with determining the credibility of survey results, and will provide North Carolina students access to innovative instruction in statistics and mathematics.

From School:

Hillside High School

Region:

Durham Public Schools

Mentor:

Dr. Alan Karr, NISS

Sponsor:

National Institute of Statistical Sciences, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute


Kirk Kennedy

Project Name:

Project Based Learning in North Carolina

The North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP) works to accelerate systemic, sustainable innovation in secondary schools across the state so that, in time, every North Carolina high school prepares each student for college, careers and life in the 21st century. Mr. Kennedy will create units of study aligned with one of the four affinity network themes. Drawing on his summer externship research experience, he will create and implement relevant, innovative projects for his classroom to be shared through the STEM Affinity Network’s online platform and with other educators at NCNSP Project Based Learning conferences. Mr. Kennedy will join Kenan NCNSP Fellows from across the state in presenting a session at the NCNSP Summer Institute in 2013.

From School:

East Duplin High School

Region:

Duplin County Schools

Mentor:

Matt Sears, NCNSP

Sponsor:

North Carolina New Schools Project


April King

Project Name:

Designing Safe Aircraft

Despite major improvements in the technology and infrastructure that make flying safe, even more advances are desperately needed as air traffic multiplies. Partnered Dr. John Kizito, Ms. King will uncover the science, math, technology and engineering behind safe air travel as a member of a research team exploring better de-icing methods and evaluating improved ways of measuring propeller thrust. She will follow the development of an aviation project from conceptual design through implementation, testing and reporting, and will create relevant lessons that motivate the next generation of rocket scientists in North Carolina.

From School:

Middle College at NC AT&T

Region:

Guilford County Schools

Mentor:

Dr. John Kizito, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Vance Kite

Project Name:

Project Based Learning in North Carolina Health and Life Sciences

The North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP) works to accelerate systemic, sustainable innovation in secondary schools across the state so that, in time, every North Carolina high school prepares each student for college, careers and life in the 21st century. Kenan Fellow Vance Kite will create units of study aligned with one of the four affinity network themes. Drawing on his summer externship research experience, he will create and implement relevant, innovative projects for his classroom to be shared through the STEM Affinity Network’s online platform and with other educators at NCNSP Project Based Learning conferences. Mr. Kite will join Kenan NCNSP Fellows from across the state in presenting a session at the NCNSP Summer Institute in 2013.

From School:

City of Medicine Academy

Region:

Durham Public Schools

Mentor:

Matt Sears, NCNSP

Sponsor:

North Carolina New Schools Project


Emily Kochy

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-Math

Partnered with DPI Mentor Barbara Bissell, Ms. Kochy will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina teachers. The Common Core Standards for Math will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. Kochy will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. Working closely with her mentor, Kenan Fellow Emily Kochy will transform the way English language arts is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

Carrboro Elementary School

Region:

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Mentor:

Barbara Bissell, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Whitney Masterson

Project Name:

Possibilities in the Healthcare Profession

Under the direction of WakeMed doctors, administrators and support staff, Kenan Fellow Whitney Masterson will learn essential skills and responsibilities to be successful both in and out of the clinical setting. She’ll experience the dynamic hospital work environment while interacting with WakeMed staff, observing patient care and attending management meetings. Ms. Masterson will Spend five weeks with Wake County’s largest healthcare provider and enrich her interest and understanding of providing quality healthcare. She’ll explore and learn about the world of innovative healthcare and the delicate balance between technology and the need for compassionate patient care. She will use her newly acquired knowledge to create engaging curriculum materials that clearly articulate the career possibilities for students and show the connections between curriculum standards and the many high demand healthcare careers awaiting students beyond high school.

From School:

Wakefield High School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentors:

Dr. Valerie Barlow and Ylena Sharif, WakeMed

Sponsor:

WakeMed


Tammy Matthews

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-Math

Partnered with DPI Mentor Barbara Bissell, Ms. Matthews will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina teachers. The Common Core Standards for Math will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. Matthews will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. Working closely with her mentor, Kenan Fellow Tammy Matthews will transform the way English language arts is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

Lincoln Heights Elementary

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Barbara Bissell, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Kimberly Mawhiney

Project Name:

Opportunities in Aviation through Elizabeth City State University

Kenan Fellow Kimberly Mawhiney will experience aviation and aerospace careers through field trips and job shadowing as she works with her Mentor and experts at ECSU. These collaborations will involve a project with the Civil Air Patrol, Port Discovery, Hands-on Science Center, Aviation Career Education Academy Program and local aviation industries. ECSU’s Aviation Science Program, the only one of its kind in the state of North Carolina, seeks to become a model aviation education program for others in the state and nation. The program is designed to prepare students for the rigorous employment demands of the highly competitive aviation and aerospace industries. This program will be a significant provider of aviation and aerospace-educated employees and entrepreneurs – not only for the local area of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, but for the State of North Carolina.

From School:

Currituck County High School

Region:

Currituck County Schools

Mentor:

Orestes Gooden, Elizabeth City State University

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Danielle McCaslin

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-Math

Partnered with DPI Mentor Barbara Bissell, Ms. McCaslin will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina teachers. The Common Core Standards for Math will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. McCaslin will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. Working closely with her mentor, Kenan Fellow Danielle McCaslin will transform the way English language arts is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

Mills Park Elementary

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Barbara Bissell, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


John McGuire

Project Name:

Interactive Science at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Kenan Fellow John McGuire will become a member of a team of staff and volunteers at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), a non-profit located on the site of a former NASA satellite tracking station, in order to engage in research at the only radio observatory in North Carolina. He will explore space weather and have an opportunity to monitor solar activity using the optical and Radio JOVE telescopes. Mr. McGuire will xperience earth science through tectonic plate motion research using the Plate Boundary Observatory; weather pattern study using the weather stations; earthquake research using the seismometer in conjunction with others; the earth’s magnetic field using the new magnetometer. After creating interactive student materials related to specific instrumentation as it can be used to meet curriculum objectives, Mr. McGuire will share information about the instrument and data collection resources with visiting student groups.

From School:

Waynesville Middle School

Region:

Haywood County Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Michael Castelaz and Christi Whitworth, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Kenny McNeil

Project Name:

Bring Airplane Manufacturing Into the Classroom

Mr. McNeil and another Fellow will collaborate with Spirit Aerosystems and Lenoir Community College’s cutting-edge Aerospace Manufacturing and Repair program to explore new job opportunities coming to North Carolina and the skills students will need to qualify for these positions. Partnered with Spirit AeroSystems, he will learn about aerostructure construction techniques, manufacturing processes, composite manufacturing and repair, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining processes. Mr. McNeil will engage in hands-on training at Lenoir Community College intended to teach students design and manufacturing skills critical to a wide range of aerospace careers.A s a Kenan NASA Flight Fellow, Mr. McNeil will develop lessons and activities that not only teach the science and math content knowledge essential for these jobs, but build on current NASA materials to enhance students’ understanding of engineering principles.

From School:

Contentnea Savannah K-8 School

Region:

Lenoir County Public Schools

Mentors:

Curtis Rupke and Tom Greenwood, Spirit AeroSystems

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Karen McPherson

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. McPherson will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. McPherson is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Camden County High School

Region:

Camden County Schools

Mentors:

Elizabeth Edwards and Dianne Meiggs, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Kathleen Melious

Project Name:

Designing Safe Aircraft

Despite major improvements in the technology and infrastructure that make flying safe, even more advances are desperately needed as air traffic multiplies. Partnered Dr. John Kizito, Kenan Fellow Kathleen Melious will uncover the science, math, technology and engineering behind safe air travel as a member of a research team exploring better de-icing methods and evaluating improved ways of measuring propeller thrust. Ms. Melious will follow the development of an aviation project from conceptual design through implementation, testing and reporting, and will create relevant lessons that motivate the next generation of rocket scientists in North Carolina.

From School:

TW Andrews High School

Region:

Guilford County Schools

Mentor:

Dr. John Kizito, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Ryan Monson

Project Name:

From Ships to Trains and Trucks: Transporting Merchandise and Raw Materials in North Carolina

Partnered with a mentor at the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics, Mr. Monson will learn about the many aspects of logistics and develop classroom curriculum that allows students to explore diverse applications of logistics. He will participate in a multifaceted, collaborative project to gain an overview of the field and gain insight into how it can serve as a vehicle for teaching analytical skills and systems thinking in today’s K-12 classroom.

From School:

High Point Central High School

Region:

Guilford County Schools

Mentors:

Karl Robinson, R&R Transportation and Brian Haderlie, North Carolina Center for Global Logistics

Sponsors:

Piedmont Triad Partnership, Lincoln Financial Group, NC Center for Global Logistics


Erika Newkirk

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Newkirk will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Newkirk is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Creekside Elementary

Region:

Durham Public Schools

Mentors:

Gregory McKnight and Mary Russell, NC DPI Region 3

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Shannon Ooten

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-Math

Partnered with Ms. Barbara Bissell from NCDPI, Kenan Fellow Shannon Ooten will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina teachers. The Common Core Standards for Math will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. Ooten will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. Working closely with her mentor, Ms. Ooten will help transform the way Math is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

Durham School of the Arts

Region:

Durham Public Schools

Mentor:

Barbara Bissell, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Kellie P. Perkins

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Perkins will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Perkins is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Terry Sanford High School

Region:

Cumberland County Schools

Mentors:

Donna Albaugh and Dr. Rachel McBroom, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


John Scarfpin

Project Name:

Bring Airplane Manufacturing Into the Classroom

Mr. Scarfpin and another Fellow will collaborate with Spirit Aerosystems and Lenoir Community College’s cutting-edge Aerospace Manufacturing and Repair program to explore new job opportunities coming to North Carolina and the skills students will need to qualify for these positions. Partnered with Spirit AeroSystems, he will learn about aerostructure construction techniques, manufacturing processes, composite manufacturing and repair, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining processes. Mr. Scarfpin will engage in hands-on training at Lenoir Community College intended to teach students design and manufacturing skills critical to a wide range of aerospace careers.A s a Kenan NASA Flight Fellow, Mr. Scarfpin will develop lessons and activities that not only teach the science and math content knowledge essential for these jobs, but build on current NASA materials to enhance students’ understanding of engineering principles.

From School:

West Craven Middle School

Region:

Craven County Schools

Mentors:

Curtis Rupke and Tom Greenwood, Spirit AeroSystems

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Leslie Simmons

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Simmons will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Simmons is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Winter Park Elementary

Region:

New Hanover County Schools

Mentors:

Dr. Mary Keel and Dr. Robin Smith, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Michelle Bowen Smith

Project Name:

Engineering in Aviation

In partnership with Craven and Lenoir Community colleges, Ms. Smith will work with Dr. Fortney and his team to research engineering career pathways and create captivating promotional media and curriculum designed to highlight engineering-related careers available to North Carolina students. As Eastern North Carolina’s newest authority in aviation engineering careers, Ms. Smith will share your newfound knowledge in summer workshops at the Fleet Readiness Center in Cherry Point, NC.

From School:

Newport School

Region:

Carteret County Schools

Mentor:

Dr. Bill Fortney, NC State University at Craven

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Erica Speaks

Project Name:

Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development-ELA

Partnered with Mentor Dr. Julie Joslin, Ms. Speaks will create engaging curriculum and model instructional practices for North Carolina English teachers. The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts will be implemented in the 2012-13 school year, and the curriculum Ms. Speaks will create includes a module of materials that an LEA can use for on-site professional development. The project will involve capturing digital video of excellent instructional delivery of challenging concepts and creating a detailed facilitators’ guide to accompany each video. Working closely with her mentor, Ms. Speaks will help transform the way English is taught in North Carolina.

From School:

Durant Road Middle School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Dr. Julie Joslin, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Julie-Anne Thomasch

Project Name:

Innovation in Biotech Drug Development

The biotechnology industry is making rapid progress in producing biological products from live cells with applications ranging from life-enhancing drugs to environmental waste removal. Biogen Idec, one of the world’s oldest and largest independent biotechnology companies, is at the forefront of the exciting world of biopharmaceutical discovery, development and manufacturing. As part of her fellowship, Ms. Thomasch will work with a Biogen Idec mentors Shiranthi Jayawickreme and Aeona Wasserman and team to develop curriculum tailored to her specific interests and classroom needs.

From School:

Green Hope High School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentors:

Shiranthi Jayawickreme and Aeona Wasserman, Biogen Idec

Sponsor:

Biogen Idec Foundation


Mark Townley

Project Name:

Biofuels for Jets

As a member of Dr. Sederoff’s research team, Kenan Fellow Mark Townley will experience the entire process of biofuel production. His work on this cutting-edge project could lead to small scale production of algae in the classroom from which your students could extract and convert oil to run a small engine. Mr. Townley will integrate his experience into your curriculum units. Furthermore, as a Kenan Fellow Mr. Townley will be part of a growing biofuel initiative on North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) campus and beyond.

From School:

Holly Springs High School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Dr. Heike Sederoff, NC State University

Sponsor:

NASA Flight Fellowship


Cara Vaughn

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers: Delivering Innovative Multimedia Curriculum Resources

Partnered with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) professional development consultants, Ms. Vaughn will join local North Carolina DPI content specialists and Kenan Fellows from across the state to help develop blended teacher training supporting effective delivery of the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Ms. Vaughn is tasked with supporting NCDPI’s intensive, blended professional development initiative focused on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core and Essential Standards. This opportunity puts the Kenan Fellow on the cutting edge of North Carolina’s planned implementation of these new standards for all content areas during the 2012-2013 school year.

From School:

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary

Region:

Henderson County Schools

Mentors:

Joyce Gardner and Jan King, NC DPI

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Michelle Woods

Project Name:

Partnering to Enable Innovative Teaching Practices

As a Kenan Lenovo Fellow, Ms. Woods will collaborate with Sam Morris, and research the current trends in education throughout the world with a particular focus on the educational climate in the United States. As part of this fellowship, she will attend educational forums and meetings, research innovative approaches to education, and publish results on Lenovo’s educational blog and in education journals. The project provides an opportunity to share a broad perspective on education with peer teachers and to develop materials to assist teachers in balancing the demands of mandated curriculum and innovative practices.

From School:

Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Sam Morris, Lenovo

Sponsor:

Lenovo