Kenan Teacher Fellows program targets rural educators

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Liz Bell of EducationNC. 

At the beginning of August, more than 100 teachers from counties across eastern North Carolina gathered in Greenville to receive training on topics ranging from classroom management to teaching with technology. The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, which provides internships within different industries to teachers, held their first regional symposium with a goal to target teachers they have not yet reached.

“We really want to work a lot more intentionally in rural North Carolina,” said Elaine Franklin, director of the program. “You’ll see that we have these sort of desert places — like almost entire regions — where we have had very few or no fellows. When we look at that map, we see that eastern North Carolina is a place that we really want to concentrate.”

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