Baker teacher recognized for STEM work

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Baker School’s Stacy Burlison is this year's Teacher of the Year, the Air Force Association’s Hurlburt Chapter 398 stated. The organization recognized Burlison’s efforts in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related curricula to her students.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 04:19 PM.

BAKER — Teacher Stacy Burlison’s efforts to educate Baker School students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics have attracted the Air Force’s attention and recognition.  

Burlison has been named the Hurlburt Chapter 398’s Teacher of the Year. The Hurlburt AFA — part of the state and national AFA, operated by retired and active military personnel and volunteers — helps educate the public on aerospace technology’s importance. The non-profit organization particularly supports STEM education.

Burlison, a Baker teacher for four years, said she is focused on teaching middle school and high school students, and that she has a goal in mind.

 "The initial thought of it was to bring more engineers out of Baker," she said.

Thomas Shipp, the school’s principal, stated in an email that the school is proud of Burlison and her accomplishment.

"She fully deserves this award. She has been a leader in STEM education in our school by sponsoring several competitive engineering and robotics teams, co-sponsoring a STEM club, teaching two middle school STEM electives, and excelling as a physics and advanced math teacher,” he said.

  “She has logged many extra miles to serve our students who have interests in science, technology, engineering, and math. She helps make learning fun.”

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