For Immediate Release
July 28, 2010
AFA Announces 2010 National Aerospace Teacher of the Year
Arlington, VA – Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced Allen Robnett, a dedicated teacher at Gallatin High School, Gallatin, Tennessee, is the 25th recipient of the prestigious National Aerospace Teacher of the Year Award.
Robnett will receive a $3,000 cash award and plaque at the AFA Field Awards Dinner on Saturday, September 11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, DC. Also, earning cash awards of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively for second and third place are Carolyn Bushman of Utah and Cyndi Stone of Florida.
The $3,000 cash award will be presented September 12 at AFA’s National Convention at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C.
Robnett has been a teacher for 29 years. He currently teaches algebra, physics, aviation, and astronomy at Gallatin High School in Gallatin TN. His interest in aerospace education began in 2005 when he attended “Eyes on the Skies” workshop at Vanderbilt University. Since then, he has incorporated all forms of aerospace education into his classes. In response to the nationwide problem of diminished participation in science classes at the secondary level, he helped obtain approval from the State Department of Education to create two innovative programs in the science department of Gallatin High School: “Aviation Theory and Practice” and “Astronomy and Space Exploration.”
“Congratulations to Allen Robnett, AFA’s National Aerospace Teacher of the Year,” said S. Sanford Schlitt, Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education. “His enthusiasm for aerospace fields generates interest in science. His students will be better prepared no matter what career and college paths they choose. We appreciate Allen, the many other fine nominees for this award, and the many dedicated teachers across the country. They make a difference.”
The National Aerospace Teacher of the Year award recognizes classroom teachers at the national level for their accomplishments and achievements in building enthusiasm among K-12 students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and preparing them to use these skills and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies.
Contact: Mary Nauheimer at MNauheimer@afa.org.
The AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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