Fellowship Benefits

Grow Your Learning Community

Kenan Fellows build bridges between the professional worlds of education and industry, and form an active and supportive community of practice.

Fellows say they complete the program with the skills and the confidence to mentor colleagues and foster meaningful partnerships with industry professionals.

“This experience has helped me value myself as an educator. The Kenan Fellows Program has been a great resource and a network of professional support.”

Makeda Terry, CMS & Duke Energy Kenan Fellow

Creative. Collaborative. Compassionate.

Kenan Fellows:

  • Are a diverse group of K-12 educators from a variety of backgrounds, grade levels, subject areas, school districts and charter schools
  • Form a peer network that encourages collaboration, joint problem-solving, information sharing and camaraderie
  • Strive to elevate the teaching profession and provide dynamic learning experiences for all students
  • Receive a $5,000 stipend upon completion of program requirements and earn a digital badge
Lisa Cook
Kenan Fellow

“I feel inspired, rejuvenated and re-energized so that I can be the best version of myself.”

Carole Drummond-Johnson
Kenan Fellow

“This is the type of professional development every teacher dreams of — hands-on, beneficial, relevant and useful.”

Chris Gorman
Kenan Fellow

“The Kenan Fellows Program connected me to an amazing network of teachers across North Carolina.”