Willow Alston

Project Name:

Teachers Training Teachers — Region 4

New Common Core Standards for Mathematics and English/Language Arts, and Essential Standards for Science and Social Studies have been adopted in North Carolina and will be implemented in classrooms across the state in the 2012-2013 school year. Ms. Alston will be a member of one of the teams recruited in each of the state’ eight educational regions to help facilitate this transition. These Kenan Fellows will partner with mentors from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to develop and implement training to assist teachers as they transition to the new standards. They will help plan training modules, lead teacher training sessions and act as coaches to other teachers in their regions. Their work will encourage best practices for utilizing new standards including inquiry, data literacy and technology to improve instruction in middle and high school classrooms.

From School:

Hoke County High School


Hoke County Schools


Donna Albaugh


North Carolina Department of Public Instruction