Kenan Fellows Perspective

What I learned: Using teacher leadership experiences to empower others

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is a program to develop high-quality teacher leaders focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Members of the program share their reflections this week in the "What I Learned" series.

About the author

Tomika Altman-Lewis is an educator with 14 years of experience ranging from Kindergarten to Twelfth grade and teaching a variety of subjects from gifted education to Family and Consumer Sciences.  She recently matriculated to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools where she teaches ELA and Science in the 5th Grade LEAP Program for Highly Gifted Students. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships such as Kenan Fellow, NC Science Leadership Association Fellow, NGSS/NSTA K-2 Engineering Curator, and Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Mathematics and Science Teachers.