June 18th, 2017 by Jen Cypra
I am very excited and eager to begin my fellowship experience over the next several weeks. First, I feel confident that I will gain a tremendous amount of knowledge from spending time with the scientists and researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency. I have always been interested in the role that this organization has played in education and protection of the environment. I hope to be able to take what I learn during my time there and bring my knowledge to my classroom, school, and county in a beneficial way. I want to be able to adapt and differentiate the content of what I learn to make it relatable and understandable for elementary students in K-5.
Second, I am excited about the opportunity to get to know other educators from across the state. Building relationships with current Kenan Fellows as well as past participants will help me to improve as an educator. Learning from the variety of great activities and professional experiences will enable me to continue to grow and change. The opportunities and encouragement in regards to my own professional development are aspects I will enjoy as a Kenan Fellow.