Chapter Teacher of the Year

Chapter Teacher of the Year Application Form

Chapter Teacher of the Year Application Form 

Chapter/State Teacher of the Year Press Release Template


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

Guidelines and Criteria

Chapters may select one TOY from any grade level for submission to AFA National to receive award components.  If the chapter wishes to recognize more than one Chapter TOYs, they may do so, but would need to contact AFA National to purchase additional Chapter TOY award components.. 

The Chapter TOY nomination form must be completed.  

A letter of recommendation/support from a school official (principal or higher) must be attached to Chapter TOY nomination form.  

A one page narrative from the teacher is required. 

The final pages attached to the Chapter TOY nomination form should be the optional three pages of newspaper articles, other documents, and/or photos that include the teacher with students completing STEM activities (ensure students in photos have media release permission for use).

The program runs from January 1 – April 30.  Chapter AEVPs are encouraged to select Chapter TOYs in time to allow for submission of State TOY nomination package (or National TOY package by May 31), if warranted, and, in time to recognize Chapter TOYs at schools before the end of the school year.

AFA elected officers, voting board members, employees, and their immediate family members (spouse/children) are not eligible for this recognition. 


    Award Recipient

    • Check for $250.00
    • Certificate of Excellence

    • AFA Padfolio
    • Chapter Teacher of the Year Pin
    • A complimentary Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Membership sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol.
    • Any other award components the chapter wishes to add. 

    Platinum Sponsor

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