TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Challenger Center awarded one Tallahassee teacher with the prestigious June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award.
An auditorium full of kids applauded Mrs. Nancy Rosenbaum, a fifth-grade science teacher at Florida High.
Nominators say Rosenbaum received the award for the passion she exudes while teaching young scholars, basic STEM principles.
"Nancy was put on this earth to be a teacher, she has brought over 871 students to come to the Challenger Learning Center to fly simulated space missions with us, and her children are always incredibly well prepared," said nominator Susan Borland. "You can tell just how much they adore her."
This is the second presentation of the national award, named in honor of the Challenger Center's founding chair.
Rosenbaum was selected from 43 nominees across the country.
"This award means the world to me," Rosenbaum said. "It symbolizes and represents all the work that we put in as educators to help our students to learn and grow everyday in the classroom. And just being recognized for contributions for stem, especially teaching science. I'm very passionate about teaching science, and so, it's just a huge honor."
Rosenbaum will also receive $2,500.