ITEEA Member Selected as Civil Air Patrol Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to ITEEA Elementary STEM Council Treasurer, Julie Sicks-Panus, who was recently chosen as the 2023 Civil Air Patrol National Aerospace Educator of the Year. 

Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award is a national-level award established to recognize and reward any Civil Air Patrol member who is a certified K-12 classroom teacher for outstanding accomplishments in aerospace/STEM education and for possessing those honorable attributes we expect from American teachers who are inspiring the next generation of aerospace-related STEM citizenry.  

Ms. Sicks-Panus works to promote aerospace and STEM Education through her K-8 STEM classroom at Plymouth Elementary School, with Civil Air Patrol as NH Wing Director of Aerospace Education and Hawk Composite Squadron Aerospace Officer and through her work with ITEEA Workshops, presentations standards development, and several co-curricular groups, including VEX-IQ Robotics and Technology Student Association.

Additionally, Capt. Panus was instrumental in the development of the guidelines and rubrics used to judge the Civil Air Patrol High Altitude Balloon Challenge open to all CAP Squadrons.

Julie also serves as Treasurer of ITEEA's Elementary STEM Council and as the State Champion for New Hampshire.

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