Jennifer Cheesman

Jennifer Cheesman has completed 23 years of classroom teaching while spending summers
absorbing new ideas for her classroom. Ms. Cheesman sponsors Student Council as well as a
chairman for her schools’ annual STEM night which draws over 600 students, parents and
community members. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with an emphasis in
Bilingual Multicultural Education. She has lived in New York, Puerto Rico and now makes her
home in Phoenix, Arizona. She spent three summers as an educator crew trainer at the US
Space and Rocket Center training educators in STEM education from all over the world. She
has served as the summer camp manager at the Arizona Challenger Space Center. Recently,
Jennifer has worked as a professional development instructional assistant for NASA Johnson
Space Center. In October 2017, Ms. Cheesman completed her Masters degree in Education
specializing in Curriculum and Instruction. During SEEC 2018, she was presented with the
Cheri Brinley Outstanding Educator Award by Space Center Houston. She was awarded the
Frank Luke Aerospace Teacher of the Year and the Arizona Elementary Aerospace Teacher
of the Year in April 2018. Her goal is to break down the walls of science so her students see
that science happens all around them.

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