Kenan Fellows Program Announces 2022-23 Teacher Leader Fellowship Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. – On National Teacher Day, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University is pleased to announce the 24 North Carolina public school K-12 educators who have been awarded 2022–23 fellowships. 

The educators represent 17 counties across the state from Western to Eastern North Carolina and teach a wide range of grade levels from elementary to high school. The teachers are subject matter experts in a variety of disciplines including science, Career Technical Education (CTE), social studies, and special education.

“Each year, we look forward to naming our newest cohort of teacher leaders and are grateful to the many partners and supporters who make these fellowship opportunities possible for educators across the state,” said Dr. Elaine Franklin, director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership. “We are excited to see how this outstanding group of educators will leverage their fellowships to benefit their students, schools, and community.”

This summer, the 2022–23 Kenan Fellows will spend three weeks interning with local experts in agriculture, scientific research, high-tech manufacturing, and other STEM fields. As part of the award, Kenan Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend and participate in 80 hours of professional development that focuses on project-based instruction, digital learning, elevating teacher voice, strengthening ties between the school and the local community, and peer coaching and mentoring.