The National Aviation Hall of Fame is seeking entries for the 25th annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award, which includes a $1,500 cash stipend.
Since its creation in 1986, the award recognizes public school teachers in grades K-12 for outstanding achievements in aerospace education. Nominations will be examined by a review committee of aerospace industry and education professionals for documentation of a teacher’s effectiveness, creativity, and ability to maintain high standards for their students and themselves. Aerospace should comprise the core subject matter of their curriculum.
The stipend will be presented to the winner at the National Aviation Hall of Fame President’s reception and dinner July 15 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
The award is named for research test pilot Scott Crossfield, who became an enshrinee at the hall of fame in 1983 because of his contributions as a naval aviator, aerospace engineer, and test pilot. He was the first person to fly successfully at speeds above Mach 2 and Mach 3, as well as the first to fly the X-15. He also contributed to the safety of manned spaceflight.
The A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award was created and funded by Crossfield in 1986 and awarded annually under the stewardship of the Civil Air Patrol during the National Congress on Aerospace Education, now called the National Conference on Aerospace Education. After Crossfield’s death in 2006 and the shift of NCASE from an annual to biannual conference, Scott’s daughter, Sally Crossfield Farley, moved the award to the National Aviation Hall of Fame and it is now presented during the Enshrinement Weekend each July.
The deadline for nominations is May 1.
For more information: NationalAviation.org