Fall is here and as the weather turns crisp and cold, the staff at the Kenan Fellows Program is warming up for a season of recruiting the best and brightest North Carolina K-12 teachers from across the content areas. This year fellowships are open for teachers in such diverse disciplines as music, language arts, social studies, special education, as well as the more traditional STEM subjects.
Nominations for the Kenan Fellows Class of 2010 began on Monday, November 26th. Please visit our website and nominate an outstanding K-12 public school teacher for this prestigious fellowship. School administrators, community leaders and former Kenan Fellows may nominate candidates. Nominees will be notified and then will complete an online application for a specific fellowship. Fellowships will be tied to regions of the state and in some cases only residents of certain counties may apply. So, take a minute to go to our website and nominate a future Kenan Fellow. Stay tuned to upcoming e-newsletters where you will find descriptions of some of the many specific fellowships that will be offered.
The season is also a time when the current class of Kenan Fellows presented at the NCSTA. This year, six Fellows presented their STEM projects to teachers, administrators and fellow educators from across the state. Highlights included presentations on “Engaging Students in Science at the Elementary Level,” “Multidisciplinary Curriculum: Economics and Science in the Classroom,” and “Sustainable Forestry.” In addition, KFP staff highlighted the opportunity for teachers to learn more about the advantages of a Kenan Fellowship.
Right now, you have the opportunity to be part of the success of the Kenan Fellows Program by nominating a teacher. So, think long and hard about whom you consider to be an outstanding candidate and place your nomination!
Valerie Brown-Schild, Ph.D.
Director, Kenan Fellows Program