Texas Teacher Named Crossfield Teacher of the Year
Sheila Condino, 2011 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year
June 16, 2011 — Shella R. Condino, physics teacher at Presidio High School, Presidio, Texas, was unanimously chosen by the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s selection committee to receive the 2011 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award.
Using aerospace as a means to teach advanced physics to her students, Condino provides a hands-on approach to learning. Despite the challenge of being located in one of the most remote regions of the continental United States, her students have consistently overcome geographic, financial, and logistical obstacles to compete among the nation’s brightest students at the Team America Rocketry Challenge, hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association at The Plains, Virginia.
Condino represents the best attributes of an education professional: dedication, commitment, resourcefulness, innovation, and creativity.
Condino was nominated by Milt Clary, EAA 574821, who is also a member of EAA Chapter 186, which Scott Crossfield also belonged to up until his fatal accident in 2006. The A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award was created and funded by the legendary test pilot in 1986, and is awarded by the National Aviation Hall of Fame during Enshrinement Weekend each July in Dayton, Ohio.