2021-22

Breanna Autry

Durham Public Schools

Lucas Middle School

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Teacher Leadership Cluster with Durham Public Schools

Mentor

Arlan Peters of Novozymes

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation and Durham Public Schools


Desmond Blackett

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Olympic High School

Fellowship Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentors

Kacey Grantham, Valerie Secker, and Josh Enneking of Red Ventures

Sponsor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Duke Energy


Tiffanni Craig

Wake County Public School System

Holly Springs High School

Fellowship Project

The Magnificant Cell: Star of the Show

Mentor

Dr. Paul Maddox

Sponsor

UNC-Chapel Hill


Renata Crawley

McDowell County Schools

West Marion Elementary School

Fellowship Project

Facebook Western NC

Mentor

Melissa Douglas of Coats North America

Sponsor

Facebook


Jill Francis

Rutherford County Schools

Chase High School

Fellowship Project

Facebook Western NC

Mentor

Carol Steen of Biltmore Farms

Sponsor

Facebook


Vanessa Hairston

Gaston County Schools

North Belmont Elementary School

Fellowship Project

Spurring Innovation in Manufacturing (Gaffney)

Mentors

Ginger Cone, Mike Humphreys, Shane Alfonse, and Tony Rogowski

Sponsor

Cornerstone Building Brands


LaLeza Harris Yorn

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Ashley Park PreK-8 School

Fellowship Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentors

Fatma Mili, William Tolone, Mary Lou Maher, and Katie Dunn of UNC-Charlotte

Sponsor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Duke Energy


Brian Harrison

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Ranson Middle School

Fellowship Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentor

Dawn Braswell of Siemens Energy

Sponsor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Duke Energy


Sharon Johnson

Durham Public Schools

Northern High School

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Teacher Leadership Cluster with Durham Public Schools

Mentors

Ondrea Austin, Amanda Marvelle, and Tracy Ahrens of Biogen

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation and Durham Public Schools


Laurie McKinney

Davidson County Schools

Oak Grove High School

Fellowship Project

Spurring Innovation in Manufacturing (Welcome)

Mentors

Garth Harris and Julie Williamson

Sponsor

Cornerstone Building Brands


Susan Miller-Hendrix

Public Schools of Robeson County

Public Schools of Robeson County

Fellowship Project

Burroughs Wellcome Fund and STEM SENC Diversity and Equity Asset Mapping Project

Mentors

Heddy Clark of UNC-Wilmington and Alfred Mays of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Sponsor

Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Katie Moore

Charter School (Gaston County)

Community Public Charter School

Fellowship Project

Charter School Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentor

Craig Tucker of ImplementEd

Sponsor

NC ACCESS GRANT


Nathaniel Myers III

Wake County Public School System

Wakefield Middle School

Fellowship Project

Welcome, Know, and Help Serve with Fidelity Investments

Mentors

Terry Matias, Leslie Walden, and Jamal Stockton

Sponsor

Fidelity Investments


LeAnn Nixon

Edenton-Chowan Schools

White Oak Elementary School

Fellowship Project

North Carolina Peanuts

Mentors

Michele Smoot, Heather Willoughby, Megan Shoaf, and Lendy Johnson

Sponsor

North Carolina Farm Bureau and the Chowan County Farm Bureau


Beverly Owens

Cleveland County Schools

Cleveland Early College High School

Fellowship Project

Building Sustainability and Community with American Zinc Products (AZP)

Mentor

Mia Chapman

Sponsor

American Zinc Products (AZP)


Jared Pinkston

Pender County Schools

Pender High School

Fellowship Project

Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science Board of Trustees and Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership Board of Advisors with GE Aviation

Mentors

Anthony Parnell and Amanda Koehler of GE Aviation

Sponsor

Kenan Institute for ETS BOT and KFP for Teacher Leadership BOA


Jean Sciacca

Durham Public Schools

Durham’s Performance Learning Center

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Teacher Leadership Cluster with Durham Public Schools

Mentor

Arlan Peters of Novozymes

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation and Durham Public Schools


Vaibhavi ShiledarBaxi

Charter School (Mecklenburg County)

Bonnie Cone Classical Academy

Fellowship Project

Charter School Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentors

Sam Fleming of 100 Gardens and Craig Tucker of ImplementEd

Sponsor

NC ACCESS Grant


Kelsie Sommerfeld

Durham Public Schools

CE Jordan High School

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Teacher Leadership Cluster with Durham Public Schools

Mentors

Ondrea Austin, Amanda Marvelle, and Tracy Ahrens of Biogen

Sponsors

Biogen Foundation and Durham Public Schools


Robyn Stanek

Wake County Public School System

Wakefield High School

Fellowship Project

Memories and Fruit Flies

Mentor

Dr. Toshihide Hige

Sponsor

UNC-Chapel Hill


Christie Stuckey

Charter School (Gaston County)

Community Public Charter School

Fellowship Project

Charter School Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentor

Craig Tucker of ImplementEd

Sponsor

NC ACCESS GRANT


Makeda Terry

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Olympic High School

Fellowship Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentor

Andy Rindos of IBM

Sponsor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Duke Energy


Charise Thomas

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Albemarle Road Middle School

Fellowship Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentors

Kacey Grantham, Valerie Secker, and Josh Enneking of Red Ventures

Sponsor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Duke Energy


Abigail Thompson

Durham Public Schools

Northern High School

Fellowship Project

Biogen Foundation Teacher Leadership Cluster with Durham Public Schools

Mentors

Betty Brown and Dr. Carla Oldham of NC Central University

Sponsor

Biogen Foundation and Durham Public Schools


Stephanie Timoney

Charter School (Mecklenburg County)

Bonnie Cone Classical Academy

Fellowship Project

Charter School Teacher Leadership Cluster

Mentors

Sam Fleming of 100 Gardens and Craig Tucker of ImplementEd

Sponsor

NC ACCESS Grant


Yetta Williams

Durham Public Schools

Spring Valley Elementary School

Fellowship Project

Diversity in Leadership

Mentors

Alfred Mays of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Julie Pittman of the NC Dept. of Education and William Jackson from Village of Wisdom

Sponsor

Burroughs Wellcome Fund