Heather Drolet Awarded 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical

A Christa McAuliffe School teacher will spend next school year teaching kids to love computer science, thanks to a sabbatical named for the Concord teacher whose legacy continues to inspire great educational ideas.

Heather Drolet, a technology integrator at the Christa McAuliffe School in Concord, has been awarded the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The sabbatical, created in 1986 in honor of the Concord High School teacher and astronaut, gives an exemplary New Hampshire teacher a year off with pay and a materials budget to bring a great educational idea to fruition.

Drolet’s great idea is “NH Kids Code,” a project aimed at inspiring elementary school students to explore computer science while honing “the 4 C’s:” critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.

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