Graduate Student Selected as Kenan Fellow

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2014 – Rachel Sniff, a graduate student in the School of Education at High Point University, has been selected to serve as a 2014-15 Kenan Fellow. The prestigious fellowship empowers educators to spearhead innovative teaching practices in North Carolina while remaining in their classrooms.

Sniff is a seventh grade science teacher at Southeast Middle School in the Rowan-Salisbury School District. She received her undergraduate degree in middle grades education from HPU in 2012 and is now enrolled in the university’s master’s in educational leadership program. Her year-long fellowship will include significant research on the global education climate and STEM trends, and the development of a STEM-based unit that will be shared with fellow educators on Learn NC in May 2015.

A five-week externship will also allow her to learn from and work alongside Sam Morris, the Worldwide Education Executive at Lenovo. Lenovo is a leading PC company committed to global and innovation educational practices.

In addition to her research, Sniff will contribute her findings to education journals, through presentations at state/national conferences related to solutions and trends in education around the world, and be involved in professional development institutes through the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, N.C. State University, the N.C. Science, Math, and Technology Center, and World Economic Forum.

The Kenan Fellows Program is offered through the Kenan Institute of Engineering, Technology & Science at N.C. State University. The program provides opportunities for development and advancement inspiring educators to drive innovation in North Carolina public schools.

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