Rae Ann Dotter
TTT Participant receives second national teacher of the Year honor
Announced June 23 in Washington, D.C., Colorado Troops to Teachers (TTT) participant Rae Anne Dotter was selected
as the 2015 National Challenger Center for Space Science Education Teacher of the Year. Dotter, who teaches science
at Cotopaxi Junior Senior High, is now a two-time recipient of this national level award, having also received it in 2012.
The award honors teachers who inspire students and help them excel in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
subjects, as well as implement their classroom plans with the Challenger Center. Nominations are taken from the 40 Challenger
Learning Centers throughout the United States, England, South Korea, and Canada.
about Rae Ann Dotter
Georgette Harrald never gave up on her dream
Georgette Harrald enlisted in the Navy in 1985. She spent the first eight years at various duty stations,
busy with a new marriage and family, making college seem a far off dream.
While in Pennsylvania, Harrald took advantage of volunteering at her son’s school to see if teaching was something
she would like to pursue and she found that she did enjoy the challenge. Her following duty station was NAS South Weymouth, Mass.,
where her second son was born. While there, she enrolled at Quincy College. Then, her third son was born.
Due to his medical issues, the Navy relocated her to Missouri, in order to be closer to the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
about Georgette Harrald