We Proudly Introduce the Teacher Liaison Flight 18-21
McKinney Christian Academy
"A subject such as space can be utilized to ignite interest in any core class and always inspires future space enthusiasts and generations of leaders."
Millsboro Middle School
"It isn’t a secret that Earth has finite resources, limited space, and a rapidly growing population. The survival of our species hinges on successful space exploration/expansion, but before we can tackle that lofty goal, we need to inspire our current students to pursue careers in the space industry."
Nangang Elementary School
"I think space education should play an important role in school curriculum because it inspires students’ creativity and helps them develop problem-solving skills."
Hamilton Secondary College
Mitchell Park, South Australia
"I believe space education is the clearest path towards equipping students with the necessary skills today, so that they have quality job opportunities tomorrow. Space education is an engaging platform for so many essential life skills beyond just the traditional STEM subjects."
Desmond Fonyuy Wysenyuy
African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology, Ife
"Space science and technological education at all levels of study is an essential tool that will create an enabling environment for scientific research and development."
Mount Waverley, Victoria
"As an educator, I want to use space education to not only motivate my students in STEM studies but ultimately to be better than the generations before, to care for each other and to look after the planet that has harboured humanity since the beginning."
Rhema En Cara
Sentul City, Bogor
"I want to be able to share and awaken teachers in Indonesia about STEM and space education."
North Mesa Elementary
"Space is just an extension of lessons about Earth. We live in this universe that follows the same laws of physics. Helping students see the connections to the solar system and universe excites them and solidifies their knowledge across the curriculum."
Bridge House School
Franschhoek, Western Cape
"Being the first Teacher Liaison in South Africa will allow me the opportunity to spread the amazing work done by Space Foundation in a new, untapped location."
St. Johns County School District
St. Augustine, Florida
"Everyone is fascinated by space and this fascination will only grow as we send new probes to Mars and work to put people back on the moon. By educating students about space, we can engage them and further STEM as a whole."
STEM Early High School
Henderson, North Carolina
"Space science is a topic that attracts curiosity from many students which foster their engagement and meaningful learning."
St. Clare's College
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
"If we want scientists and engineers working in this field to support our pursuit of life in space and off earth then we must teach it in our schools."
Benemérita Escuela Normal Educadora Rosaura Zapata
Mexicali, Baja California
"We are living in a new educational era, where students are no longer bound to the books and desks in their classroom. Instead, they now have new technologies that allow them to explore the world."
Navigator Academy of Leadership Davenport
"Space education just might be the link that encourages students from underrepresented and underserved communities to pursue STEM careers."
Central Park Elementary
"Students' minds and imagination, especially when fueled by access to engaging information, are ready to invent solutions that will propel us as a human race to be more efficient and effective in space exploration."
Ecole Stonewall Centennial School
"Space education offers the wonder and exploration of new worlds unlike anything we have on Earth."
Traverse City, Michigan
"Outer space is an important part in the next chapter of the human exploration story. Incorporating outer space exploration and elements into students’ learning will help inspire the next generation of engineers and astronauts."
Tulliallan Primary School
Cranbourne North, Victoria
"I strongly feel that it is important to include the ancient knowledge of Indigenous communities in space education. This is because it provides a unique and powerful synergy between ancient and modern knowledge."
Taylor S. Peterson
Altura Elementary School
"Many people ignore the connections between space science and visual art, and I have made it my goal to merge these two subjects together to form a more well-rounded STEAM (vs. STEM) basis in my school."
"Milan Petrovic" Elementary and Secondary Boarding School
Bate Brkica bb, Novi Sad
"For most of the disabled students, our small step is their giant. Involving space education into the current curriculum opens a new horizon of education and integration of the disabled."
Idaho Virtual Academy
"By allowing students to examine the problems that scientists and engineers must overcome to make space travel possible, we are inspiring them to develop 21st century skills that they can apply to a variety of issues facing our world today and in the future."
Colorado Springs, CO
"Space is one of the most fascinating subject areas to learn about, from childhood to adulthood. Things are always changing and being discovered. It can lead to an interest in future STEM careers!"
Horizon Middle School
Colorado Springs, Colorado
"Space education can open the doors to career paths in space for our young people."
Oro Valley, Arizona
"The reasons for teaching space education are endless, as it incorporates so much subject matter that it sparks the interest of any and all students."
Vidya Valley School
"A young curious mind can convert something unthinkable into reality."
Tulliallan Primary School
Cranbourne North, Victoria
"We are shaping a new generation of researchers, inventors, designers and creators. It is therefore vital that we provide all learners wide opportunities to think freely, creatively and learn through exploration."
Scarborough Middle School
"This generation is going to take us back to the Moon and on to Mars, and it's important to get them into space education at a younger age."
What is a Teacher Liaison?
Teacher Liaisons are extraordinary educators who use space-related education programs and principles in the classroom to act as advocates for space-based education in their schools and districts. If selected for the program, they receive Space Foundation training and resources to further integrate space into their classrooms. The program is open to public, private and homeschool teachers, as well as school administrators, principals, specialists, curriculum and instruction developers and others who deliver education programs to students.
Started in 2004, this prestigious, internationally recognized program provides an honored few benefits and privileges that improve teaching skills, strengthens resumes and influences space and science education at an international level. More than 250 educators from throughout the world are active Teacher Liaisons.
We select a new flight of Teacher Liaisons each December. Once selected, Teacher Liaisons may remain active in the program as long as they continue to meet requirements for using and advocating for space-based education in their classrooms or schools.
Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons serve as active links between the Space Foundation and their schools and school districts and often work with other space organizations, such as NASA.
Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons participating in a Teacher Workshop during the 35th Annual Space Symposium.
Teacher Liaisons working together on a tech-oriented challenge in the Space Foundation Discovery Center Education Activity Center.