Laura “Juliana” Thomas, a 2014-15 Kenan Fellow, has been awarded the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She is only one of two educators in North Carolina to receive this year’s award, and she is the fourth … Continue reading

CULLOWHEE – From learning Cherokee history to studying macroinvertebrates in riverbeds, the 2018-19 Kenan Fellows participated in a cross-curricular scavenger hunt as part of the 2018 Summer Professional Learning Institute at the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The … Continue reading

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2018 RALEIGH — North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented a check for $10,000 to leaders of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership on May 25 at Farm Bureau headquarters in Raleigh. The award was … Continue reading

Sanford, N.C. (May 17, 2018) – Daria Fedrick, a career technology teacher at Bragg Street Academy, has been named a 2018-19 Kenan Fellow. Her fellowship was made possible through a partnership between Central Electric Membership Corporation, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C., (May 10, 2018) – Thanks to a six-figure charitable grant from GSK, five Triangle area educators will receive specialized teacher leadership training to drive innovations in STEM education and help students embrace work-based applications in math and science. … Continue reading

RELEASE DATE:  May 10, 2018 JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – Kari Cobb, a career technology and STEM teacher at Northside High School, has been named a 2018-19 Kenan Fellow. Her fellowship was made possible through a partnership between Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation, … Continue reading

RALEIGH, N.C. – On National Teacher Day, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to reveal the 25 North Carolina public school educators who have been awarded 2018–19 fellowships. This cohort of K‒12 teachers from across the state … Continue reading

WAKE FOREST, N.C. ― Inspired by their Students Discover: eMammal project, Kenan Fellows Program alumni Rachael Polmanteer and Lena Deskins built on their citizen science experience by organizing a statewide schoolyard NC BioBlitz on Friday, April 20, 2018. The event, … Continue reading

LILLINGTON — The Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Laser and Photonics Technology (LPT) program teamed with LASER-TEC and the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University to conduct a K-12 STEM Teacher Photonics Workshop on Saturday, March … Continue reading

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Middle school STEM educators from across North Carolina joined business leaders on Thursday, March 8, 2018, for the emPoweringSTEM Classroom to Career Conference on GSK’s campus in Research Triangle Park. The one-day professional development session gave … Continue reading

I had never thought about my brand as an educator until I attended the session on “Identifying Your Brand” at the Kenan Fellows Program Professional Development Summer Institute in Cullowhee last summer. Led by Kenan Fellow alum Mark Townley the … Continue reading

By Elaine Franklin, Ph.D. Director Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is pleased to announce it has revised its submission guidelines for its Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership (JoITL), an online peer-reviewed publication … Continue reading

As educators, we typically teach lessons based on a set of pre-established standards. We cross our fingers, hoping that we are preparing students for a successful future. Some of us do not have a realistic view of what we are … Continue reading

Earlier this summer, a group of more than 25 educators from the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership Alumni Network attended a one-day Design Thinking Workshop organized by IBM. Design Thinking enables learners of all ages to approach solving challenges … Continue reading

This summer, four Wake County Public School System educators gained insider knowledge into the world of big data, supercomputing and wearable nanotechnology devices through mentorships with experts at IBM and NC State University. The educators – Megan Peterson (GSK Kenan STEM … Continue reading