Montgomery Chapter 102 of the Air Force Association

Promotes/Supports AFA-related Aerospace/STEM Education Programs

Questions? Contact Chapter 102 VP/AE at


Montgomery Chapter AFA Teacher of the Year Program

2019 - Mary Kathryn OConnor- Brew Tech Magnet High School, Montgomery, AL





2018- Mary Kelley Fuller, Wetumpka Elementary School, Wetumpka, AL







2017- Lauren Davis, Pike Road Elementary School, Pike Road, AL

2016- K-8: Kelli Jo Wilson, Holtville Middle School, Holtville, AL

9-12: Mindy Walski, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, AL

2015- K-8: Brandi DeSandro, Goshen Elementary, Goshen, AL

9-12: Virginia Vilardi, Wetumpka High School, Wetumpka, AL

2014- K-8: Sue Mercer, Holtville Middle School, Holtville, AL

9-12: Katie Fox, Wetumpka High School, Wetumpka, AL

2013- K-8: Terry Dotherow, Blount Elementary School, Montgomery, AL

9-12: Alesia Ruffin, Robert E Lee High School, Montgomery, AL

2012- Roberta Ludwigsen, Brew Tech Magnet High School, Montgomery, AL

2011- LaToya Houseton, Hayneville Road Elementary, Montgomery, AL

2010- Melissa Foster, Creek View Elementary School, Maylene, Al


Montgomery Chapter 102 works diligently to expose the educators and youth of our region to the wonders and opportunities of aerospace education.

Each year, the chapter invites area 4th grade students to tour Maxwell Air Force Base:

  Introducing them to the historic contributions of the Wright Brothers at MAFB;

  Exposing them to a variety of Air Force and aerospace career mentors, such as air traffic controllers and pilots;

  Providing an array of aerospace/STEM educational activities;

  Welcoming young adult role models into their lives from Officer Training School students and Auburns ROTC Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings chapter members; and

  Rewarding winners of the annual AE Essay Contest with awards and flights in Civil Air Patrol airplanes.




To help perpetuate an interest in teachers to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and careers to their students, the Montgomery Chapter provides an assortment of unique aerospace/STEM opportunities for educators/students:

  AFA Aerospace Chapter Teacher of the Year Award

  AFAs Middle and High School CyberPatriot Program

  AFAs Elementary Cyber Education Initiative

  AFAs High School StellarXplorers Program

  AFAs Educator Grant Program

  Summer Teacher Workshops and Trips

  Professional Development Sessions during

Civil Air Patrols Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flights

  CAPs Aerospace Connection in Education (ACE) Program for Grades K-6

  CAPs Aerospace Education Membership (AEM) Program for Any Educator


For more information about any AFA supported programs for youth provided by the Montgomery Chapter of the AFA, contact