Thursday, July 26, 2012

AFA Names 2012 National Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Lori Bradner, an educator at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy of Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida, who was recently named the 27th recipient of the National Aerospace Teacher of the Year Award. 
Lori has been teaching since 2008, and currently teaches Advanced Science and Technology.

Top 5 Interesting Facts about Ms. Bradner:
  • She was the 2011 Reach for the Stars Teacher of the Year.
  • She was selected as a 2012 NASA Women in STEM Education High School Scholar Teacher.
  • She was one of only 80 people nationally selected to participate on NASA’s Reduced Gravity Flight, a program where teachers propose, design, build, test and fly a microgravity experiment aboard the Zero G aircraft. 
  • She completed a certificate at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and attended Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College.
  • She established the first ever Space Camp in Polk County and coordinated a “sister” program with a Norwegian school.
As the National Teacher of the Year, Lori will receive a plaque and a $3,000 prize for her achievement, to be presented at the AFA Field Awards Dinner on September 15, 2012, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, DC. 

Read more about Lori being named AFA's National Teacher of the Year here:

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