The Langley Chapter honored its Teachers of the Year at a luncheon on June 9th, 2015. Mrs.Barbara Westlund, a 2nd Grade Teacher at Yorktown Math Science and Technology Magnet Elementary School in York County, was recognized as the Chapter Teacher of the Year in the Grade K-8 category. (Left Photo) Ms. Chinell Little, a Computer Science Teacher at Heritage High School Governor’s STEM Academy, was recognized as the Chapter Teacher of the Year in the Grade 9-12 category. (Right Photo) The Langley Chapter provided each winner with $750 and a one-year membership in the Air Force Association. The teachers also received a Chapter Teacher of the Year Certificate, pin and padfolio. The Virginia Air and Space Center (VASC) presented each teacher with a one-year family membership to the VASC and will honor them with an engraved gold star permanently displayed at the Center.
Presenting the awards were Jerry Levesque, Langley Chapter Vice President for Aerospace Education, Janet Sellars, Director of the Office of Education at NASA Langley and Maria Johns, Development Manager for the VASC.
This is the eighth year that the Langley Chapter has partnered with the VASC on this Science Teacher of the Year Award. In addition to supplementing the awards package, the VASC helps the Chapter by advertising the program at their teachers’ workshops and in their annual Educational Guide.