2017 STEM Teacher Ambassador

Kenneth L. Huff
Williamsville Central School District
Williamsville, NY

Kenneth HuffA dedicated member of the science education community, Huff began his professional career as a classroom science teacher in New York in 1993. A national board certified teacher in early adolescence science, Huff is currently a middle school teacher in the Williamsville School District in Williamsville, New York. He also serves on the New York State Education Department's science education steering committee and leads a Young Astronaut Council for students in grades 5–8 at his school.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Huff serves as the middle level science teaching division director on NSTA's board of directors; co-chairs The National Academies' Teacher Advisory Council; is the director of professional development for the Science Teachers Association of New York State; is a member of the National Science Education Leadership Association Professional Development Committee; serves on The College Board's Pre-AP Science Development Committee; and is an inaugural fellow and teacher forum member of 100Kin10. Huff is also past president of the Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching and served on the writing team for the Next Generation Science Standards.

Huff is the recipient of several awards and accolades, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award, NSTA Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, NSTA PASCO STEM Educator Award, NSTA Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award, and a Toyota TAPESTRY grant. He is the recipient of the Douglas B. Seager Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science Education, Science Teachers Association of New York State Excellence in Science Teaching Award, Educator Achievement Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and has been inducted into the Crown Circle for Aerospace Education Leadership by the National Congress on Aviation & Space Education.

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