Aerospace Education Foundation
Announces National Teacher of the Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aerospace Education Foundation Announces National Teacher of the Year
Arlington, VA, July 20 2004 — Daniel Caron, Kingswood Regional High School,
Wolfeboro, NH has
been selected by the Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) as the 19th recipient of the prestigious Christa
McAuliffe Memorial Teacher of the Year Award. AEF, an affiliate of the Air Force Association, is dedicated
to ensuring America's aerospace excellence through public awareness programs, education and financial
The Christa McAuliffe Memorial Award honors a public, private, or parochial classroom teacher (K – 12th
grade) who demonstrates excellence in furthering the concepts of aerospace technologies in the classroom
through successful, innovative curricular classroom programs.
Caron was singled out for his efforts in aerospace education at Kingswood Regional High School. He will
receive the award during the AFA National Convention and Conference in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2004.
Caron developed an outstanding Computer Engineering program at Kingswood High School. He requires
all students to participate in public outreach within the community and has developed an E-mentor
program which involves the student and an individual from the aerospace industry. He teaches a
comprehensive model rocketry unit and the students build their own model rocket while learning about
Newton’s Three Laws of Motion through a powerpoint presentation. His dedication and determination in
teaching students about science and the importance of aerospace education were key to his selection as
Teacher of the Year.
The Aerospace Education Foundation offers numerous scholarships, grants, awards and public awareness
programs to promote public awareness of the importance of science and technology to national defense.
The Pease Air Force Association Chapter and Kingswood Regional High School nominated Dan Caron for the
For more information on the Aerospace Education Foundation or the Air Force Association visit
www.aef.org and www.afa.org,
respectively. For more information on AEF programs contact: Holly Reed, (703) 247-4877; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; The Air Force Association, 1501 Lee Highway,
Arlington, VA 22209.
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