New Fellowships Announced

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The nomination and application period for Kenan Fellowships has begun. Nomination and application forms are accessible through the Apply/Nominate link at the right. Complete descriptions of all Fellowships are now posted.

If you are a community leader, parent, corporate/business leader, assistant principal, department chair or someone else familiar with the professional career of a particular teacher, nominate them today for this distinguished award.

If you are a teacher and wish to apply, ask an administrator or colleague to nominate you. You may begin an application before being nominated, but the application is not complete until a nomination is received. You will need email contact information for two people (one must be your principal) who will submit online letters of recommendation. Application and nomination forms are due by Friday, January 30, 2009. Summaries of current projects that Fellows are creating can be seen here.

Awards and accolades continue for teachers in the Kenan Fellows Program. The Program has been featured in NC Magazine and is now on the air.

Karina Colon, a teacher at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School in Johnston County, has been named “Teacher of the Year” at her school. Karina is a Class of 2010 Fellow and is creating a web-based curriculum of integrated lessons aimed at developing healthy eating habits for students.

The Kenan Fellows Program was featured in the October issue of NC Magazine, published by the NC Chamber. The issue containing our article, “Beyond the Ordinary,” is available in PDF format here.

As part of an awareness campaign, the Kenan Fellows Program is running a spot on North Carolina Public Radio. Listen for it on WUNC – 91.5 FM, or download a recording here.