Wings Over the Rockies Hires New Director of Education
April Lanotte joins Wings with more than two decades of teaching and aerospace education experience
Denver, CO – June 13, 2017 – Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (Wings), Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum, is pleased to announce the addition of April Lanotte as Director of Education.
Lanotte brings more than twenty years of teaching and supervisory education experience to the position. She holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education, from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Masters in English Literature from Colorado State University. In addition to her impressive academic record, Lanotte is a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison and Instructional Designer for NASA Aeronautics and Space Technologies.
Prior to joining the museum, Lanotte worked as a Senior Instructor/Master Teacher at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs teaching STEM literacy, project based instruction and more. During her professional career, Lanotte has served as the activity guide developer for NASA’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) activity series and spent two years as an Einstein Educational Fellow at NASA HQ.
In her new position, Lanotte will be responsible for actively managing Wings Aerospace Academy, a charter program for students in grades 6-10 that focuses on cultivating Colorado’s future aerospace leaders. She will also tackle various museum outreach initiatives helping to stamp Wings as one of Colorado’s premier aerospace assets.
“As a key resource in the education of Colorado’s future aerospace leaders, we are proud to welcome April,” explained Wings’ president and CEO, Maj Gen John L. Barry (Ret). “Her incredible academic history coupled with a contagious passion for aviation and space will allow her to make an instant impact on our museum community.”
“Getting young people on track to pursue a career in aviation or space is an intense passion of mine,” stated Lanotte. “Our Wings Aerospace Academy program has the potential become one of Colorado’s crown jewels in the fight to combat industry employment shortages.”
About Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum:
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum. Founded in 1994 and housed at the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Wings is dedicated to inspiring, educating and entertaining the public about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. Visitors will find over 50 aircraft on display, thrilling flight simulator experiences and a learning center dedicated to the expansion of aerospace education in Colorado. For more information about Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum please visit WingsMuseum.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+ and subscribe to our YouTube channel.