“About My Fellowship”


  • List where you teach: I teach at Longview Alternative School in Raleigh
  • What you teach:  I teach Horticulture I, II and Exploring Ag.
  • How long have you have been teaching.  I have been teaching 10 year
  • Why you wanted to become a Kenan Fellow? I wanted to become a Kenan Fellow to improve my teaching and to help me network as an educator.  Also, to receive the resources that are offered through this program.  The goal is to become a better educator and to be recognized as such.

Describe the goals of your internship as they relate to your work as an educator

When I initially received the internship I had thought that the area of the internship would match what I teach as an educator.  Once, I saw that I was in an area that was outside my comfort zone ( a bit), I started to question myself about actually if they had made a mistake in the process.  As I attended the initial sessions, I soon realized that that the internship was put together to help broaden the desired effects of the finished product which is a wearable device.  Then, as we broke up into teams, I then further realized that as individual we had some great ideas that  each of us had to be sound boards and ultimately develop a product.

Now, my goal as an educator – I can now relate what I am doing in the my team to goals that I will develop for my students wearable device project.  Whether it be a Arduino or Lily Pad project – this whole process will help me develop a winning plan.