2018 Inspiring Teacher Awards

    Join the Challenger Learning Center Thursday, Jan. 25 as they celebrate seven teachers who inspire the future generation of innovators. The event will include refreshments; a keynote by Christopher Miller, who leads the F-15 Flight Simulation at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO; and an award presentation.

    Meet the 2018 Inspiring Teacher Award recipients:

    Cindy Bednara, Collinsville High School





    Kyle Brophy, Hazelwood Northwest Middle School





    Cathy Farrar, Marquette High School





    Kathleen Naudi, Hazelwood Northwest Middle School





    Gina Pereda, Ferguson-Florissant STEAM Academy





    Jeremiah Simmons, Pattonville High School





    Bea Wilmering, Duchesne Elementary School






    Christopher Miller
    F-15 Flight Simulation – Labs Manager, Boeing

    Christopher Miller leads the F-15 Flight Simulation – Labs Team focused on supporting the F-15 fighter aircraft at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO.

    Christopher serves on the Aviation Weekly Young Professionals Advisory Board representing The Boeing Company. In the community he has used two STEM focused children’s books he authored and published while volunteering in elementary schools to inspire children to consider STEM careers. Additionally, he built a mobile flight simulator that he takes to elementary schools and community events to give students a hands on experience to the wonders of flight. He has received the St. Louis Americans Salute to Young Leaders Award (2017) and Modern Day Technology Award (2017).

    More information can be found at: http://www.challengerstl.org/inspiringteacher/