Updated: January 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Space Foundation selected 20 outstanding educators from 13 states for its 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons, including six from Colorado.
The teachers were chosen for their active promotion of space and science education. They will serve as advocates for space-themed education, and will use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further integrate space principles into the classroom.
Four of the Colorado educators selected for the program are from the Pikes Peak Region:
• Kolin Campbell, Manitou Springs Middle and High School
• DeLene Hoffner, School in the Woods
• Amy Paul, School in the Woods
• Duane Roberson, Manitou Springs High School
Two others from schools near Denver were also selected: Taylor Dufford, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, and Christine Meek, STEM Hybrid, Highlands Ranch.
The program has more than 270 active participants, including the 2013 flight. The teachers are selected by a panel comprising experienced Teacher Liaisons and representatives from the space industry and the military.
The 2013 Teacher Liaisons will be recognized at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium, April 8-11 at The Broadmoor. The educators will participate in workshops and programs at the Space Symposium. They may also take advantage of specialized training, instruction and professional development experiences during the year at Space Foundation and NASA workshops.