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Megan Tucker

National Air Force Association/Rolls Royce Aerospace/STEM Teacher of the Year 2021 | Dean of Curriculum | STEAM Specialist | Gifted Specialist I Instructional Facilitator | NASA SOFIA AAA | National Civil Air Patrol Teacher of the Year 2011
Hillsboro Charter Academy
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For 17 years, I have been a teacher and innovation facilitator. I am currently the Dean of Curriculum, STEAM Specialist, Gifted Teacher and Instructional Facilitator (PD) for Hillsboro Charter Academy (HCA), where I have been creating unique curriculum since the 2016 school opening. I have taught 7th grade STEM for 4 years at the Palmdale Aerospace Academy in California, and taught 4th grade STEAM for 7+ years in Florida. I hold multiple STEM Certifications from Project Lead the Way Elementary and Middle School Curriculum. I also founded two after school clubs: AERO (Aerospace, Education, Rocketry and Outreach) Club for low-income middle schoolers as well as Girls in GEAR (Guiding Engineering, Aerospace, and Robotics), an exploratory STEAM club for 4th/5th grade girls. 

My love of STEAM, especially aerospace, extends year-round as I have directed and taught at summer science and aviation/aerospace enrichment camps for K-12 students. I have organized teacher workshops and presented at multiple national and state STEAM conferences. I was selected four times, nationwide, for the America’s Teachers Program held by the National Training and Simulation Association. I am a published author on Science Netlinks with an article titled “Aviation Fascination.” (http://sciencenetlinks.com/media/files/essay-submissions/tucker.pdf) I was also chosen as a Presidential Award Winner for Science Teaching in 2010, the National Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Aerospace Educator of the Year in 2011, a NASA SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador in 2014, a Space Station Ambassador in 2017, a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison in 2017, the AIAA Foundation Educator Achievement Award in 2019 and most recently named the 2021 Air Force Association/Rolls Royce STEM Teacher of the Year. 

I have a B.S. in elementary education from Auburn University as well as a M.S. in Science Education K-8 from Walden University. I am endorsed in Gifted and ELL and certified in elementary and middle grades education. I am a National Board Certified Middle Childhood Generalist. I am a Google Certified Educator, a Seesaw Ambassador for Teachers, a MERGE Ambassador and has Apple Teacher Certification. I love and seek out innovative professional development activities related to STEAM to present PD to my colleagues and am CONSTANTLY learning! 

My teaching philosophy is simple: "Your attitude is your altitude!" and ALWAYS strives to PROMOTE A PASSIONATE PERSEVERANCE!

Sessions in which Megan Tucker participates

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
9:45 AM
9:45 AM

Friday 5 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM

Sessions in which Megan Tucker attends

Thursday 4 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:15 AM
8:15 AM
Daniel Newmyer
Presenter
Space Center Houston
Vice President of Education
10:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:45 PM
12:45 PM
2:30 PM
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
3:15 PM

Friday 5 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
Daniel Newmyer
Speaker
Space Center Houston
Vice President of Education
9:15 AM
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
  • Trash Talk
  • Virtual Classroom 8
  • 11:00 AM CST - 12:30 PM CST  | 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Session
    Grades K-12Expert/ Educator
12:45 PM
12:45 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
Daniel Newmyer
Presenter
Space Center Houston
Vice President of Education

Saturday 6 February, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
8:45 AM
8:45 AM
10:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
11:15 AM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
2:15 PM
3:15 PM
3:15 PM

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