Vernon Malone Students Honor Teachers for Appreciation Day



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WHAT: Students at Vernon Malone College and Career Academy and Gov. Pat McCrory will celebrate teachers as part of North Carolina’s official Teacher Appreciation Week. The students will thank their teachers by serving them Howling Cow ice cream from N.C. State University. Included in the festivities, the Kenan Fellows Program will announce the recipients of its annual fellowship awards. Forty teachers from across North Carolina have been named 2015-16 Kenan Fellows. “Together with the students and staff at Vernon Malone, we are celebrating the passion and dedication of our state’s K-12 educators,” said Elaine Franklin, director of the Kenan Fellows Program at N.C. State.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 2015; 1:30-2:20 p.m.

WHERE: Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, 2200 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh NC 27603

WHY: Gov. is scheduled to visit the academy and proclaim May 4-8, 2015 as Teacher Appreciation Week in North Carolina. The students at Vernon Malone have chosen Teacher Appreciation Day, May 5 to honor their teachers. The Kenan Fellows Program has also chosen this day to release the names of its new cohort of Kenan Fellows. Currently, there are three Kenan Fellows who teach at Vernon Malone including principal, Dr. Ashlie Thompson.

BACKGROUND: Established in 2000 as an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at N.C. State University, the Kenan Fellows Program’s core goal is to develop effective teacher leaders who drive innovations in schools. The year-long fellowship begins with a teacher internship in a research or industry setting and culminates with the Fellows developing and implementing educational resources and/or programs.

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