Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is based at N.C. State University. Exceptional teachers from all grade levels are selected each year for fellowships hosted by business/industry partners. These fellowships are aimed at equipping teachers to help students see real-world relevance in their lessons and be prepared for the future through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. North Carolina electric cooperatives have sponsored and hosted six educators as Kenan Fellows since 2014.

“The program’s focus on real-world professional learning shows educators what the science and math they teach in the classroom looks like in practice,” said Dr. Elaine Franklin, director of the Kenan Fellows Program. “It also provides educators with knowledge of local career opportunities available to students, and strengthens collaboration with industry. This is especially important in rural communities.”

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