2015 Master Teachers: Daniel Newmyer
Director of Education, Space Center Houston
Manned Space Flight Education Foundation
Daniel Newmyer is a seasoned educator with approximately 20 years combined in formal and informal education and 20 years of business leadership and project management experience. Newmyer leads the nonprofit Space Center Houston’s interactive educational programs attended by more than 100,000 educators and students annually from around the world.
His academic experience most recently includes serving as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Education Fellow in the Office of Education for NASA Headquarters and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He also delivered educator professional development programs to Maryland Master Educators and an informal science lesson at the White House.
Newmyer was a secondary math and science teacher at Center (Colorado) Consolidated School District where he implemented award-winning scientific research and informal STEM programs.
Newmyer’s many awards include the 2013 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award given by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Space Foundation and NASA; Society for Science and the Public 2009 Fellow; 2011 Siemens STEM Institute Fellow, Space Foundation Teacher Liaison and Lockheed Martin 2011 Science Teacher of the Year.
He holds a master’s of education with honors and an emphasis on leadership and space science from Regis University in Denver, Colorado; a bachelor’s of science in business administration with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and international business from the University of Colorado in Boulder; and an associate of applied science in water well technology from Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa, Colorado.
“The GPM Master Teacher Program offers a wonderful opportunity to study and then share the amazing impact the space program has on understanding Earth systems.”