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Jamerson Elementary teacher recognized for excellence in aviation education

April 22, 2019

Music teacher Marie Hill of Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary Center for Mathematics and Engineering received the Ray Lien Award Aerospace Educator of the Year Award. The award was presented at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo Aerospace Educators' Workshop earlier this month.

The annual award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to aviation education.

Aviation educator Ray Lien established the workshop in 1988.

Hill incorporates her love of space into her music instruction. She integrates sights and sounds of the solar system into her lessons and shares her enthusiasm for space with her students.

Learn more about the workshop at

Photos courtesy of the Aerospace Educators' Workshop

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(left to right) Jeri Antozzi (Aerospace Educators' Workshop Planning Committee member); Marie Hill (Jamerson Elementary- award winner); Bill Yucuis  (Aerospace Educators' Workshop Planning Committee member)

Pinellas Educators at the event

Marie Grein (Retired- Belleair Elementary); Jeri Antozzi (Retired-Oldsmar and Forest Lakes Elementary Schools); Carolyn Joyce Budihas(Retired-North Ward & South Ward Elementary Schools); Margaret Chios (Disston Academy); Stephanee Bridges (St. Petersburg College Intern); Marie Hill (Jamerson Elementary); Robin Little (Lew Williams Center for Early Learning); Aimee Kalach (Leila Davis Elementary); Jeanne Lupo (Leila Davis Elementary); and Brian Esparza (Leila Davis Elementary)