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HCS Teachers named Kenan Fellows

posted May 27, 2014, 5:08 AM by JODIE BRYANT

The Kenan Fellows Program at NC State University and its partners are pleased to announce its 2014-15 fellowship awards during Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9.  Fifty-one public school teachers from across the state have been selected as 2014-15 Kenan Fellows.  Two teachers from Hoke County Schools received these awards.  Aticila Mormando of East Hoke Middle School is supported by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and will partner with Karen Mantzouris of the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center on a project entitled Noyce: Healthcare Innovation Requires 'Patients' in the Classroom.  Gabrielle Patrick of Sandy Grove Middle School is supported by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and will partner  with Hanah Ehrenreich of Sustainable Sandhills on a project entitled Noyce: Clean and Green.  The prestigious fellowship empowers educators to spearhead innovative teaching practices in North Carolina.  Teachers selected as Kenan Fellows remain in their classrooms while completing a year-long fellowship.  The 2014-15 Fellows will spend five weeks of their summer shadowing and learning from local experts in renewable energy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.  Kenan Fellows use this experience to create and implement cutting-edge classroom resources designed to elevate student learning.  “Through our partnerships with industries, institutes of higher education and community organizations, the Kenan Fellows Program provides a remarkable opportunity for teachers to enrich their profession and connect students to real-world practices,” said Elaine Franklin, director.  The 2014-15 Kenan Fellows were selected after a competitive application and interview process.  Fellows receive a tablet donated by Lenovo, leadership training, professional development and a stipend.  They join an elite statewide network of more than 300 Kenan Fellows whom have a track-record of achievement and excellence in education. 

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