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Congratulations to Mrs. Strohschein

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is proud to announce that a teacher from Craven County Schools has been awarded a 2020–21 fellowship. Erin Strohschein of Havelock Middle School is among an esteemed group of 19 North Carolina teachers who were selected from a competitive pool of more than 70 statewide applicants.

Mrs. Strohschein is supported by Kenan Institute for Engineering Technology & Science Board of Trustees and Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership Board of Advisors and will partner with Ana Zivanovic-Nenadovic, Rachel Bisesi, and Todd Miller of the North Carolina Coastal Federation for a project entitled Working Together for a Healthy Coast.

The Kenan Fellows Program, established in 2000 as a K–12 education initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at North Carolina State University addresses the critical need for high-quality professional development for educators, and is the largest (science, technology, engineering and math) STEM-focused teacher fellowship in North Carolina.

While remaining in the classroom, Kenan Fellows use knowledge and tools gained during the year-long fellowship to develop innovative educational resources and programs for their schools, districts, and the boarder educational community. A summer internship of at least three weeks is the centerpiece of the program and is supported by 80 hours of professional development that focuses on building leadership capacity; and instructional strategies for integrating data literacy, digital learning, and project-based learning. Additional information about our program is enclosed in this letter.

Please join us in congratulating, Mrs. Strohschein who joins an elite group of 493 educators statewide who are working to advance K–12 STEM education in North Carolina.