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To our Kenan Fellows Community,  We would like to extend our thoughts and well wishes to everyone as we all grapple with the multiple impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is committed to … Continue reading

The 2020-21 Kenan Fellows will be announced in May during National Teacher Appreciation Week. The Fellows will spend three weeks on-site with a mentor organization where they will make connections between their classroom content and the skills and knowledge needed … Continue reading

Franklin—A group of 25 eighth-grade students from The Catamount School toured TekTone on Jan. 29 to learn about local career pathways. The field trip led by 2019-20 Kenan Fellow Amanda Clapp kicked off a Project-Based Learning unit that explores local … Continue reading

RALEIGH, NC — The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Facebook to support two teachers in Western North Carolina who will receive leadership training to drive innovations in STEM education and help … Continue reading

Kenan Fellow Kathleen Janes and her mentor Kelly Witter arranged two separate field trips to the EPA’s Research Triangle Park campus for the 80 second-grade students at Janes’ school, E.K. Powe Elementary, in Durham. Two groups of students went on the field trip on two … Continue reading

The 2020-21 application period has been extended through Feb. 3 for the Haywood EMC EmPowering Education and STEM West Diversity and Equity Asset Mapping Project fellowships only.  These fellowships address the critical need to develop and empower high-quality teachers who … Continue reading

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) educators have been selected for the prestigious Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership and will bring career connected learning back to their classrooms, after a three-week summer internship. The four teachers come from … Continue reading

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership, an online scholarly publication of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, announces a call for papers for its next issue to be published in December 2020. We are most interested in manuscripts that address … Continue reading

CHAPEL HILL — Kelly Sears, a 2014-15 Kenan Fellow, who teaches eighth-grade science at Smith Middle School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system collaborated with a colleague, Beth Kinney, an Exceptional Children Resource Teacher, to create assessment tools for … Continue reading

WAYNE — Christie Frederick, a fifth-grade teacher at Fremont STARS Elementary School in the Wayne County Public Schools system, has been named a 2019–20 Kenan Fellow. Her fellowship was made possible through a partnership between Wayne County Farm Bureau, North … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C., (May 9, 2019) – The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce a six-figure charitable grant from GSK to support five Triangle area educators, who will receive leadership training to drive innovations in STEM education … Continue reading

Kenan Fellows Program awarded ARC grant to advance K-12 STEM Workforce Education in Western NC RALEIGH, N.C., (May 7, 2019) – The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Appalachian … Continue reading

MONROE, N.C. – Pamela Johnson, a teacher of mathematics and Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students at Parkwood Middle School in the Union County Public Schools system, has been named a 2019-20 Kenan Fellow. Her fellowship was made possible through … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C. – On National Teacher Day, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce the 27 North Carolina public school educators who have been awarded 2019–20 fellowships. This cohort of K‒12 teachers from across the state … Continue reading

As teachers, we prepare our students for the world beyond the classroom, and we hope we are providing them with ample opportunities to interact with authentic and relevant situations; but rarely do we get the chance to experience workplaces outside … Continue reading