Program Impact

After completing the formal portion of the program, Kenan Fellows achieve more leadership positions in their schools, districts, and communities.

Our Results

  • 100% of Fellows said the program made them a better teacher
  • 100% of Fellows said they now the skills to work with business leaders and other stakeholders
  • 98% of students said a Kenan Fellow got them more interested in careers in math and science
  • 98% of Fellow said they now have the knowledge and skills to be a mentor for new teachers
  • 97% of Fellows said networking with North Carolina teachers improved their teaching and leadership skills
  • 90% of Fellows remain in education five years after completing the program

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Named 2019, 2017 and 2016 STEM Higher Education Partner of the Year by STEM RTP
  • Winner of the 2010 Partnership Award by the NC Science, Mathematics  and Technology Education Center
  • Seven Kenan Fellow are winners of the  $175,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science & Mathematics Teachers
  • Seven Kenan Fellows have won the Outstanding Educator Award in Science,  Mathematics and Technology Education  presented by the NC Science, Mathematics  and Technology Education Center
  • Four Kenan Fellows have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
  • Three Kenan Fellows have been selected  for the prestigious national Albert Einstein Distinguished Educators Fellowship
  • Two Kenan Fellows have helped produce animated lessons for TED-Ed, an online global initiative of TED, the nonprofit famous for its TED Talks