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Rowan-Salisbury Schools Announces Angela Peele as a 2023-24 Kenan Fellow

The Rowan-Salisbury School System (RSS) is proud to announce that Angela Peele, a teacher at China Grove Middle School, has been selected as a 2023-24 Kenan Fellow. The Kenan Fellows Program is a highly competitive fellowship that provides teachers with the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals to develop innovative educational resources.

As a Kenan Fellow, Peele will spend three weeks working with a team of industry professionals. Ramey and her cohort of 37 other Kenan Fellows will each receive a $5,000 stipend and participate in 80 hours of professional development that focuses on project-based learning, elevating teachers’ voices and strengthening ties between the school and the local community, as well as peer coaching and mentoring. Their fellowship project is “Igniting Futures in Tech with SparkNC.”

"We are thrilled that Angela has been named a Kenan Fellow," said Dr. Kelly Withers, superintendent of RSS. "Her dedication to her students and commitment to innovation in education make her a perfect fit for this program. We are confident that the experiences and knowledge she will gain as a Kenan Fellow will have a positive impact on her students and our entire school community."

Peele has taught in Rowan-Salisbury schools for 14 years and has been recognized for her innovative teaching methods and commitment to student success. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University; has presented at NCTies, NCCTM; and written and published a book.

The Kenan Fellows Program is a program of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology, and Science at North Carolina State University. Since its inception in 2000, the program has provided opportunities for over 400 teachers across North Carolina to collaborate with industry professionals and enhance their teaching skills.

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