AFA National Aerospace Teacher of the Year Award
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The purpose of the program is to recognize classroom teachers at the national level for their
accomplishments and achievements in exciting K-12 students about science and math (STEM) and preparing them to use and contribute
to tomorrow’s technologies. This is a unique opportunity for AFA to reward special teachers who are furthering excellence and
making coming to class an adventure.
- To be eligible the candidate must be a former AFA State Teacher of the Year selected during the
most recent past two years – 2011-2012 or 2013 to date. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2013.
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
This section must be in outline form. List colleges and universities attended including post- graduate studies. Indicate
degrees earned and dates of attendance. List teaching employment history indicating time period, grade level, and subject
area. Include professional association memberships; offices held; service on committees, commissions, and task forces; and
other relevant activities. List leadership activities in staff development and the training of future teachers. List awards
and other recognition of your teaching. Please limit your response to two (2) page double-spaced.
- PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY. What were the factors that influenced you to become a teacher? Describe what you
consider your greatest contributions and accomplishments in STEM education. Please limit your response to two (2) pages double-spaced.
- NATIONAL AEROSPACE TEACHER OF THE YEAR. As the 2013 National Aerospace Teacher of the Year,
you would serve as a spokesperson and representative for the entire teaching profession. What would be your message? What would you
communicate to your profession and to the public? Please limit your response to one (1) page double-spaced.
- LETTERS OF SUPPORT. Include four recent letters of support. One letter must be from the
AFA Chapter President, one must be from the AFA State President, and one letter must be from the superintendent or equivalent
level administrator. The fourth may be from a colleague, student/former student, parent, or community leader. Incorporate the
original letters as the last four pages of the portfolio. An effective letter of support contains evidence of personal
knowledge of the teacher and an indication of the qualities, which would qualify the candidate to be the Air Force
Association’s National Aerospace Teacher of the Year. Please limit each letter to one (1) page single-spaced.
- A check in the amount of $3,000 for 1st Place.
- Trip to Washington, D.C. to receive the award at the AFA Air & Space Conference.
- $2,000 for 2nd Place Finalist
- $1,000 for 3rd Place Finalist
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