NC State’s Kenan Fellows Program Announces 2023-24 Teacher Leader Fellowship Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University is proud to announce the selection of 38 outstanding K-12 educators from North Carolina public and charter schools as the 2023-24 Kenan Fellows.

These educators, hailing from 25 counties across the state, represent diverse grade levels and subject areas including math, science, Career Technical Education (CTE), special education, and English Language Arts.

“We eagerly anticipate announcing our newest cohort of teacher leaders each year, and we are immensely grateful to the many partners and supporters who make these fellowship opportunities possible for educators statewide,” said Vance Kite, director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership. “We are excited to witness how this exceptional group of educators will leverage their fellowships to benefit their students, schools, and communities.”

The Kenan Fellows Program provides teachers with invaluable experiences in industry and research settings and supports them in translating their internship experiences into a wealth of instructional resources that are shared with their schools, districts, and communities.

As part of their fellowship, the 2023-24 Kenan Fellows will spend three weeks immersed with local experts in STEM various fields like agriculture, scientific research, and clean energy. They will receive a $5,000 stipend and participate in 80 hours of professional development that focuses on project-based learning, elevating teachers’ voices, and strengthening ties between the school and the local community, as well as peer coaching and mentoring.

The fellowships are made possible through the generous support of the program’s corporate, education, government, and foundation partners: Biogen Foundation, N.C. State Climate Office, Dogwood Health Trust, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. Farm Bureau, Brunswick County Farm Bureau, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Meta, N.C. Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Duke Energy, SparkNC, STEPS4GROWTH, and Whole Community Health.

About the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership:

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership (KFP) is a K-12 education initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at N.C. State University. The program aims to enhance the teaching profession by providing educators from all disciplines with immersive experiences in STEM industries and research settings, fostering innovation and excellence in education across North Carolina.

A list of 2022–24 Kenan Fellows, fellowship projects, mentors, and supporters listed by the school district is available below.

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