Recognizing Leaders in Student Learning
Sijan Chapter Aerospace Education Vice President, Tim Tichawa, had the privilege of notifying Mr. Thomas Russell, a teacher at Falcon High School, of his selection to receive an Air Force Association Educator Grant. AFA believes that one of the most significant means to affect student learning is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded education needs of students. Each year AFA awards grants of up to $250 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning. The grant process is competitive and a committee of aerospace education experts recommends selections for the projects that best serve our nation’s students and support the mission of AFA.
In addition to being a Cyberpatriot coach and very involved in STEM education at Falcon High School, Mr. Russell is actively involved in building and coaching a team for the kick-off demonstration of Stellar Xplorers. During the Space Symposium in mid-April, teams from the local area will converge at the Space Foundation to test their skills in solving space related challenges. Mr. Russell is shown receiving his Educator Grant check from Tim Tichawa surrounded by his Cyberpatriot competition students. Congratulations Thomas Russell and thanks for your contributions to aerospace education!