Lynn Wright-Kernodle Honored with Endowed Scholarship

Lynn Wright-Kernodle Honored with Endowed Scholarship

The North Carolina Humanities Council has established an endowed scholarship for North Carolina public school educators to participate in the Teachers Institute professional development seminars. Named for the director of this program, the Lynn Wright-Kernodle Teachers Institute Endowed Scholarship honors Wright-Kernodle for her work with teachers. The scholarship insures support in perpetuity for a public educator  to attend the annual week-long Teachers Institute summer seminar as well one weekend seminar during the academic year.

In her twenty-first year with the Humanities Council, Wright-Kernodle currently serves as the Associate Executive Director. She has directed the Teachers Institute since 1996. 

Wright-Kernodle earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from UNC Greensboro in 1990, specializing in English education with a focus on writing, thought, and language. She received her undergraduate degree from Greensboro College and a Master’s degree from Duke University. Her professional experience includes work as a legislative researcher in Washington, DC, twelve years as a classroom teacher of English and journalism in the state’s public schools, and twenty-five years of teaching as an adjunct professor in UNC Greensboro’s School of Education. An active participant in the broader humanities community, Wright-Kernodle has made numerous presentations at the annual conferences of the Federation of State Humanities Councils; delivered the keynote address at a teachers’ conference in Jackson, MS, sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Oral History Program at the University of Southern Mississippi; and served as a presenter at the Association of American Colleges and Universities “Bridging Cultures” conference in Vermont for community colleges. She joined with the Minnesota Humanities Commission and other state humanities councils to provide American Indian studies seminars for K-12 teachers and to develop curriculum enrichment materials.

In announcing this award, Anne Tubaugh, the Humanities Council’s Associate Executive Director and Director of Advancement, stated that the scholarship was established “in appreciation of the dedication and commitment Lynn has given to the Teachers Institute program to make it the success it is today.”