Sponsor: Kenan Institute for Engineering Technology & Science
Program: Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership
Founded in 2000, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership addresses the critical need for high-quality professional development for educators and is the largest (science, technology, engineering, and math) STEM-focused teacher leadership program in North Carolina.
Approximately 25-50 outstanding K-12 teachers from across the state are selected annually. The program requires a one-year commitment that is designed to allow teachers to maintain their current school system duties. Key components are a three-week summer internship with a mentor in a research or applied STEM setting, and 80 hours of professional development that builds leadership capacity and promotes curricular design bridging STEM at work with STEM at school.
Thank you for agreeing to provide a recommendation on behalf of Sample Applicant's application to the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership. All accompanying evaluations are confidential. Applicants will not see any comments disclosed within the support forms. We appreciate and respect your honesty when providing this information.
The Kenan Fellows Program is an innovative model to promote teacher leadership and advance K-12 education. Applicants who receive fellowships must commit to 80 hours of professional development, a 3 week summer research/industry internship experience, and the development and dissemination of a curriculum, professional development or community engagement product. Fellows will be asked to participate, voluntarily, in a few brief evaluation activities to help the program improve over time. These will include: a few short surveys; a short, anonymous survey of some of their students; and possibly a visit to their classroom and a brief phone interview by the Kenan Fellows Program's external evaluator. It is our expectation that principals and superintendents will utilize Kenan Fellows to support school and district initiatives.
I cannot support this applicant's participation in the Kenan Fellowship.
Is this teacher having a positive impact on student growth?
Please share your overall recommendation for this applicant on a scale of 1-5. Five means you give your highest recommendation and 1 means you are unable to recommend this applicant.
Please upload your letter of recommendation for this applicant that explains your support and overall recommendation. Please respond to the following 4 questions in your letter of recommendation.
- Please share examples that illustrate the candidate's innovative/effective instructional practices.
- Please use examples to describe the candidate's leadership skills or potential.
- Please comment on the candidates demonstrated success in improving student achievement.
- Please share any additional information you believe is relevant to the selection of this candidate as a Kenan Fellow.
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For additional information, please contact the Kenan Fellows program by phone at (919) 515-5118 or via email at email@example.com