An Atlas Preparatory School science teacher earned national recognition for her skills and will spend time in the next year getting a boost.

Rebecca Hooley teaches at the charter school in Harrison School District 2. She was recently selected as a Lockheed Martin-NSTA Fellow in the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy.

Hundreds of teachers from across the country applied to participate in NSTA’s year-long professional development fellowship program.

Hooley was one of seven teachers selected from Colorado. The award includes online mentoring, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional development activities. She also will attend and participate in NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education in San Antonio in April.