|AFA Announces 2010 National Aerospace Teacher of the Year
The Air Force Association 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 September 11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, DC. In addition, he will be introduced during the Convention and be offered the opportunity to meet the SECAF and CSAF and attend the Symposium thanks to a generous donation from AFA’s Alamo Chapter in honor of Dr. Kaye H. Biggar, Ph.D. and the late Kermit V. “B.J.” Bjorge, two “AE Giants” in Texas AFA. 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.
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.”
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