The National Aviation Hall of Fame is taking submissions for the annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award. The Crossfield Award, celebrating its 23rd year, is a juried competition to recognize and reward teachers for outstanding achievement in aerospace education.
Founded by the late A. Scott Crossfield in 1986, the award is open to current classroom teachers from grades K through 12 from any public, private or parochial school. A review committee of aerospace industry and education professionals will examine nominations for documentation of a teacher’s effectiveness, creativity and ability to maintain high standards for their students and themselves, with aerospace being the core subject matter or their curricula.
The Crossfield Award winner will be given a $1,500 cash stipend at the NAHF President’s Dinner on July 17. The selected educator and a guest will receive an all expenses paid trip to Dayton and be NAHF’s guest at the 48th annual enshrinement ceremony, to be held July 18.
Crossfield was inducted into the NAHF in 1983, in recognition of his contributions as a Naval Aviator, aerospace engineer and test pilot. He was the first man to fly successfully at speeds of Mach 2 and Mach 3, and contributed greatly to the safety of manned spaceflight, among many other achievements.
The deadline for nominations is May 1. Information about the Crossfield Award purpose and qualifications may be found along with submission forms at www.nationalaviation.org or by calling 1-888-383-1903 x11.