Kenan Fellows Program Coronavirus Response

To our Kenan Fellows Community, 

We would like to extend our thoughts and well wishes to everyone as we all grapple with the multiple impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is committed to supporting its Fellows, alumni, mentors, and partners and we would like to do our part to contribute to the safety of the community. As an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at NC State, we are adhering to the Coronavirus Response guidelines set by the university and have taken the following steps to continue our work and support our network during this time of uncertainty.  

2020-21 Fellowships 

As you are aware, we are in the process of interviewing finalists for our 2020-21 fellowship year. To comply with social distancing recommendations, all of our upcoming in-person interviews have been moved to an online platform. If you are an applicant, mentor, funder or alumnus, you will be contacted with details on how to participate in your scheduled interview. Please contact, Randy Pinion at, should you have questions or need help joining virtual meetings. All applicants will be notified of their status by email in the coming weeks.

Celebration of 2019-20 Kenan Fellows & Partners

Earlier this month, we invited our 2019-20 Kenan Fellows and partners to a celebration on April 24 at the Stateview Hotel on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The celebration brings together the graduating cohort of current Fellows with their mentors, sponsors, administrators, and loved ones to recognize the hard work of the educators and the meaningful partnerships created throughout the fellowship year. During these uncertain times, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the celebration until August 2020. We will send an updated invitation once a new date has been secured.  

Resources for Distance Education

With school systems closed statewide through at least the end of March, we have pulled together a list of resources to help educators, parents, students, and community members. You can find the resources here.

Contacting us

In keeping with social distancing guidelines, many of our staff members will be working remotely during this time, but we will be available to answer any of your questions and concerns. The best way to reach us is via email. Should you prefer to speak on the phone or via teleconference, please let us know and we will coordinate those meetings individually. Please contact us at any time. You can view a staff directory here.