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Applications are now being accepted for our next Teacher Liaison program and must be submitted before the deadline on Thursday, September 30th, 2021. Don't delay . . . apply today!

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Sharon Boese

Sharon Boese

McKinney Christian Academy

McKinney, Texas

USA

"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."

Ashley Carter

Ashley Carter

Millsboro Middle School

Millsboro, Delaware

USA

"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."

Ling-yun Chang

Ling-yun Chang

Nangang Elementary School

Taipei City

Taiwan

"I think space education should play an important role in school curriculum because it inspires students’ creativity and helps them develop problem-solving skills."

Brad Cummins

Brad Cummins

Hamilton Secondary College

Mitchell Park, South Australia

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

Desmond Fonyuy Wysenyuy

African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology, Ife
Nigeria

"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."

Greg Hellard

Greg Hellard

Huntingtower School

Mount Waverley, Victoria

Australia

"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."

Jessica Hostiadi

Jessica Hostiadi

Rhema En Cara

Sentul City, Bogor

Indonesia

"I want to be able to share and awaken teachers in Indonesia about STEM and space education."

Julie Johnston

Julie Johnston

North Mesa Elementary

Pueblo, Colorado

USA

"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."

Shaun Keyser

Shaun Keyser

Bridge House School

Franschhoek, Western Cape

South Africa

"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."

Stephen Kirsche

Stephen Kirsche

St. Johns County School District

St. Augustine, Florida

USA

"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."

Milton Lima

Milton Lima

STEM Early High School

Henderson, North Carolina

USA

"Space science is a topic that attracts curiosity from many students which foster their engagement and meaningful learning."

Juliette Major

Juliette Major

St. Clare's College

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Australia

"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."

Alvaro Mayoral

Alvaro Mayoral

Benemérita Escuela Normal Educadora Rosaura Zapata
Mexicali, Baja California
Mexico

"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."

Aymette Medina

Aymette Medina

Navigator Academy of Leadership Davenport
Davenport, Florida
USA

"Space education just might be the link that encourages students from underrepresented and underserved communities to pursue STEM careers."

Monika Moorman

Monika Moorman

Central Park Elementary

Plantation, Florida

USA

"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."

Maria Nickel

Maria Nickel

Ecole Stonewall Centennial School

Stonewall, Manitoba

Canada

"Space education offers the wonder and exploration of new worlds unlike anything we have on Earth."

Jason O'Hare

Jason O'Hare

Blair Elementary

Traverse City, Michigan

USA

"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."

Nick Pattison

Nick Pattison

Tulliallan Primary School

Cranbourne North, Victoria

Australia

"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

Taylor S. Peterson

Altura Elementary School

Aurora, Colorado

USA

"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."

Marinko Petkovic

Marinko Petkovic

"Milan Petrovic" Elementary and Secondary Boarding School
Bate Brkica bb, Novi Sad
Serbia

"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."

Janna Privette

Janna Privette

Idaho Virtual Academy

Kooskia, Idaho

USA

"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."

Leanne Rehme

Leanne Rehme

Space Foundation

Colorado Springs, CO

USA

"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!"

Kathleen Reiss

Kathleen Reiss

Horizon Middle School

Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA

"Space education can open the doors to career paths in space for our young people."

Mabel Rivera

Mabel Rivera

Innovation Academy

Oro Valley, Arizona

USA

"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."

Chaitali Shah

Chaitali Shah

Vidya Valley School

Maharashtra, Pune

India

"A young curious mind can convert something unthinkable into reality."

Lauren Sutherland

Lauren Sutherland

Tulliallan Primary School

Cranbourne North, Victoria

Australia

 "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."

Meredith Swartzendruber

Meredith Swartzendruber

Scarborough Middle School

Scarborough, Maine

USA

"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 Space Foundation International Teacher Liaison?

Space Foundation International Teacher Liaisons are extraordinary educators who use space-related education programs and principles to inspire the next generation of world changers, as well as advocate for space-inspired education in their schools and communities. Once selected for the program, Teacher Liaisons receive Space Foundation training and resources to further integrate space into their classrooms. This 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, while impacting space and science education on an international level. More than 300 educators from around the world are active Space Foundation International Teacher Liaisons.

Space Foundation International Teacher Liaisons serve as active links between Space Foundation and their schools and communities, often collaborating with other space organizations such as NASA.

35th Space Symposium 2019

Space Foundation International Teacher Liaisons participating in a Teacher Workshop during the 35th Annual Space Symposium.

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International Teacher Liaisons working together on a tech-oriented challenge in the Space Foundation Discovery Center Education Activity Center.

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