Davila Middle School 8th grade science teacher Stephanie Hannover has been named to the 2013 Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program. Hannover is one of 20 outstanding educators from 13 states to be selected, and the only Texas teacher to be chosen.
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.