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Space Foundation Selects 38 New Teacher Liaisons

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Space Foundation Selects 38 New Teacher LiaisonsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2011) — The Space Foundation has selected 38 outstanding educators for its 2011 Flight of Teacher Liaisons. The teachers were selected for their active promotion of space and science education.

Drawn from 37 different schools in 19 states, the new Teacher Liaisons will serve as advocates for space science education and will use Space Foundation-provided training and resources to further integrate space curriculum into the classroom.

The 2011 Teacher Liaisons will be publicly recognized at the Space Foundation’s 27th National Space Symposium, which is being held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The highly regarded Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program is in its eighth year and has 360 active participants, including the 2011 Flight. Honorees are selected by a panel comprising experienced Teacher Liaisons and representatives from the space industry and the military.

In addition to the recognition activities, the 2011 Teacher Liaisons will participate in workshops and education programs at the 27th National Space Symposium. Following the Symposium, Teacher Liaisons can take advantage of specialized training and instruction at Space Foundation and NASA workshops with optional graduate-level credit; exclusive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professional development experiences with optional continuing education credit; and special space-oriented student programs created just for Teacher Liaisons.

The 2011 Flight of Teacher Liaisons includes:

Carol Hakobian, Serrania Avenue School, Woodland Hills

Colorado Springs
Adam Bentson, Cheyenne Mountain High School
Kendra Brubaker, GLOBE Charter School
Maria Chambers, Otero Elementary
Kellina Gilbreth, Cheyenne Mountain High School
Michelle Ginn, Falcon Virtual Academy
Deborah Haase, Air Academy High School
Gabriel Hammel, Odyssey Elementary
Janine Sangiorgi, Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy
Jami Seabolt, Skyway Park Elementary
John Olson, Evergreen Country Day School
Fort Collins
Crystal Bloemen, Webber Middle School
Manitou Springs
Jaclyn Roberson, Manitou Springs Middle School
Julie Smith, Lewis Palmer High School

Suzanne Banas, Ph.D., South Miami Middle Community School and Miami Dade College, Miami
Diane Coleman, Stone Middle School, Melbourne

Susan Forbes, Kualapu’u Charter School, Kualapu’u

Chris Taylor, Liberty Elementary School, Boise

Ann Blythe, Alan B. Shepard Middle School, Deerfield

Jennifer Carter, Rowan County High School, Moorehead

Marissa Cross, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, Newburg
Amanda Ferncez, La Plata High School, La Plata
Gregory Miller, Arthur Middleton Elementary, Waldorf
Lara North, Lackey High School, Indian Head

George Fishman, Bentley University, Waltham
Caroline Goode, Framingham State College — McAuliffe Center, Framingham

Cris DeWolf, Chippewa Hills High School, Remus

Angela Bergman, Westside High School, Omaha

New York
Patricia Bresee, Kopernik Observatory & Science Center, Vestal
Denis Kogan, 753-K The Brooklyn Transition Center, Brooklyn

Lynda Sanders, Sunset Middle School, Coos Bay

Karla Wright, Coles Ferry Elementary, Lebanon

Bhavna Rawal, Northbrook High School, Houston

Sarah Young, Rowland Hall Middle School, Salt Lake City

Mary Ciccone-Cook, Aviation High School, Des Moines
Steve Schreiner, West Valley City School, Spokane

Washington, D.C.
Nancy Spillane, The National Science Foundation

Jeremy Kessenich, Mount Horeb High School, Mount Horeb

For more information about the Space Foundation Teacher Liaison program visit For more about the 27th National Space Symposium, see

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry – civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 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.” An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

Pictured: Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons at the 26th National Space Symposium in 2010