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Susan Miller-Hendrix Selected for Kenan Fellowship with STEM SENC

Monday, May 03, 2021

Susan Miller-Hendrix, K-12 science supervisor with the Public Schools of Robeson County, has been named a 2021–22 Kenan Fellow. She will intern this summer with Heddy Clark, director of WCE’s STEM Learning Cooperative and executive director of STEM SENC. Miller-Hendrix will work with Clark to create resources for the STEM SENC Diversity and Equity Asset Mapping Project.

“I am excited to welcome Susan as our new Kenan Fellow,” Clark said. “STEM SENC’s mission is to provide aspirational STEM learning opportunities for all learners. Susan will be instrumental in helping us to identify assets in our region and pinpoint areas that need development so that we can better meet the needs of our diverse population. I appreciate Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s generous support of our effort.

Miller-Hendrix is one of 27 educators statewide in the 2021-22 cohort of Kenan Fellows. Founded in 2000, the Kenan Fellows Program at N.C. State University is the largest STEM-focused teacher leadership program in North Carolina. The program provides educators with relevant real-world professional learning and leadership development through innovative collaboration with partners committed to 21st-century education and workforce preparation.

Miller-Hendrix said she is looking forward to her work as a Kenan Fellow.

“The Fellowship provides me with the opportunity to develop my leadership abilities,” she said. “I also hope to make connections with partners in the community to develop outreach and support to engage all students and leaders in STEM. I believe preparing our students today in STEM will allow them to be the creators and innovators of the future.”

The Kenan Fellows organization announced the news on May 4: Burroughs Wellcome Fund Selects Two NC educators for Kenan Fellowships Focused on Diversity Initiatives.

Media Coverage of the Announcement

The Robesonian, May 4 Robeson County educator named NC State Kenan Fellow