Magnificat teacher wins national award | Schools
Betty Dabrowski, a veteran and devoted science teacher at Magnificat, is a winner of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Educator Achievement Award. Dabrowski is one of seven so distinguished in the nation this year!
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation has announced the winners of the 2013 AIAA Foundation Educator Achievement Awards. They are:
- Lanene Berry, Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas
- Elizabeth Dabrowski, Magnificat High School, Cleveland, Ohio
- Lisa Damian-Marvin, Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, Maine
- Joan Labay-Marquez, Curington Elementary School, Boerne, Texas
- Sean McCullough, Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center, Anderson, S.C.
- Deborah Swan, Windsor Hills Math, Science, Aerospace Magnet School, Los Angeles, Calif.
- James Weber, Timberland High School, Wentzville, Mo.
The AIAA Foundation presents the Educator Achievement Awards every two years to classroom teachers who have demonstrated exemplary efforts in exciting students in grades K–12 about the study of mathematics, science, and related technical studies, and in preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies.
AIAA Executive Director Sandra H. Magnus stated: “The seven educators selected to receive the 2013 AIAA Foundation Educator Achievement Award are a testament to how love of a subject coupled with inspiring teaching helps build the next generation of aerospace engineers and scientists. All it takes is a single spark, lit by an engaging teacher, to ignite the curiosity and interest of a student about the wonder and creativity resident in the world of science and engineering. We need educators at all grade levels to engage students and give them the knowledge and tools to foster their creativity. Without outstanding educators, of which our awardees are an example, such inspiration may never occur. I salute these educators and thank them for their time and talents, and I look forward to welcoming them all to Washington, D.C., in May.”
Each winner will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., and will be honored at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on May 8, 2013.