Press Release

Space Foundation Selects 20 New Teacher Liaisons

By SpaceRef Editor
January 30, 2013
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Space Foundation Selects 20 New Teacher Liaisons

Program Helps Educators Further Integrate Space into Curriculum

The Space Foundation has selected 20 outstanding educators from 13 states for its 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons. The teachers were chosen for their active promotion of space and science education. The new Teacher Liaisons 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.

The prestigious Space Foundation Teacher Liaison 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 publicly recognized at the Space Foundation’s 29th National Space Symposium, which is being held April 8-11 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. In addition to the recognition activities, the 2013 Teacher Liaisons will participate in workshops and education programs at the Space Symposium. And following the Space Symposium, they can take advantage of specialized training and instruction throughout the year at Space Foundation and NASA workshops. They are also invited to exclusive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professional development experiences with optional continuing education credit, plus special space-oriented student programs created just for Teacher Liaisons.

The 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons includes:

Elizabeth Gilmore, Rocky Ridge Elementary School, Birmingham

Rhonda Frohn, Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks
Kevin Tambara, Bert Lynn Middle School, Torrance

Kolin Campbell, Manitou Springs Middle & High School, Manitou Springs
Taylor Dufford, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village
DeLene Hoffner, School in the Woods, Colorado Springs
Christine Meek, STEM Hybrid, Highlands Ranch
Amy Paul, School in the Woods, Colorado Springs
Duane Roberson, Manitou Springs High School, Manitou Springs

Celeste Ha’o, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, Hilo

Paulo Oemig, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt

Mark Supal, Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center, Warren

Nicole Fleming, University Avenue Elementary School, Blaine

Amy Williams, Headwaters Academy, Bozeman

New Jersey
Jeffrey King, Camden County Technical School-Pennsauken Campus, Pennsauken

Mona Sue McPherson, Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville

Stephanie Hanover, Arthur L. Davila Middle School, Bryan

Andrew McQuiston, Thomas A. Edison High School, Alexandria

Denise Thompson, Orting High School, Orting
Shaye Whitmer, The Evergreen School, Shoreline

For more information about the Space Foundation education programs, visit

About the Space Foundation

The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification(TM) and Space Technology Hall of Fame(R) programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. The Space Foundation was founded in 1983 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Its world headquarters features a public Visitors Center with two main areas – the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere(R). The Space Foundation also conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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