State Teacher of the Year Award

State Teacher of the Year Application Form 

State Teacher of the Year Application Form  


The purpose of the program is to recognize classroom teachers at the state 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 states to reward special teachers who are furthering excellence and making coming to class an adventure.

Guidelines and Criteria

  • To be eligible the state candidate must be a Chapter Teacher of Year
  • State Teacher of the Year Application Form

  • One page narrative of the teacher’s accomplishments and achievements in support of STEM and the impact of these activities on the students. The chapter has the option to re-accomplish the chapter narrative for state level competition.

  • A letter of endorsement from the School Principal in addition to letter from AFA Chapter President.

  • Only one teacher per year can be selected for this award


  • A check in the amount of $500.00.

  • A Certificate of Excellence.

  • A personalized jacket.
  • State Teacher of the Year Pin
  • A complimentary Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Membership sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol.

  • State organizations are encouraged to consider supplementing the award at the state level.

Click here to view the 2014 Winners of our State Teacher of the Year Award.