Friday, July 22, 2011

AFA Announces Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Hoover, AFA's 2011 National Aerospace Teacher of the Year! 

AFA recently announced Nancy Hoover, a dedicated educator at L.C. Bird High School, Midlothian, Virginia, is the 26th recipient of the prestigious National Aerospace Teacher of the Year Award!

Hoover will receive a $3,000 cash award and plaque at the AFA Field Awards Celebration Dinner on Saturday, September 17 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 Lori Bradner of Florida and Thomas E. Jenkins, Jr., of Ohio.

Hoover is a high school teacher with 15 years of experience, exclusively in the physical sciences with a solid focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Having worked in the classroom since 1996, Dr. Hoover uses her skills and abilities, along with innovative teaching tactics, to meet the challenges that many educators who strive to make a difference in their student’s lives encounter. Sponsoring student teams for robotic programs, the Physics Olympics and NASA’s Student Launch Initiative, Dr. Hoover looks for the maximum opportunity to grant successful experiences for her students. 

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