Megan L. Tucker, a STEAM specialist at Hillsboro Charter Academy is among three K–12 educators from across the U.S. awarded an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Educator Achievement Award. The program honors teachers’ efforts to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Tucker was recognized for inspiring a love of STEAM nationally for scholars and colleagues alike using aerospace education, with a mission to promote an “Aviation Fascination.”
“Educators have a profound effect on the future—we all remember our favorite teachers, who taught us to see exciting possibilities in challenges,” stated Foundation Chairman Jim Maser. “These winners have inspired their students to reach for more and see a world full of fun challenges to solve. We are grateful for their dedication. Their influence on their students today will ripple out in ways we can only imagine.”
Other winners were Charlotte Cook, a young astronaut specialist at Carver Magnet School in Little Rock, AR, and Patricia Palazzolo, a gifted education coordinator at Upper St. Clair High School in Upper St. Clair, PA.
Each honoree received $5,000 for themselves and $5,000 for their school.