The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has appointed Jill Weaver of Valley View Schools as the 2022 NAHF A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year. The Crossfield Award, founded in 1986 by NAHF Enshrinee Scott Crossfield, is a juried annual competition to recognize a teacher for his or her exemplary use of aerospace in their classroom curricula.
The successful nomination was submitted by Colonel Joseph Kittinger, United States Air Force (Ret), a 1994 Enshrinee of the NAHF. Kittinger said, “Mrs. Weaver has dedicated her career to promoting STEM objectives to her students. Because of her advocacy, she has been awarded over $250,000 in grants to finance STEM programs for her students.”
The funding have been used to support various educational endeavors, from robotics to remote-controlled cars, drones, and 3D printers. She also earns appreciation from organizations and peers from across the country.
Weaver will receive her award on 23 September 2022, as part of the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s 58th Enshrinement events. Over 600 people are expected to attend two days of events in Dayton, Ohio, including industry leaders and several returning Enshrinees, including former NASA astronauts Charlie Bolden, Eileen Collins, Bob Crippen, and Hoot Gibson, aviation visionary and test pilot Clay Lacy, general aviation titans Dale Klapmeier, and John & Martha King. NAHF candidates Rhea Seddon, Ed Bolen, and Connie Tobias will also join the celebration this year.