G-A science teacher to work at NASA
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Tara Clopper, a science teacher at Greencastle-Antrim High School, will not be returning to school next year.
Instead, she will take a one-year leave of absence to work in the education office of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Greencastle-Antrim School Board members voted to approve Clopper's one-year leave of absence, but not without some reservations.
"Who is going to take over the women in science (program)?" asked school board treasurer Pamela Ott.
"That's one we are still looking into," said Edward Rife, the high school principal.
Board President Daniel Fisher asked if this would be a good thing for the school district.
"The education and knowledge she'll get from that connection (is good for the school district)," said Acting Superintendent Greg Hoover.
"I hope that hole can be filled," Ott added.
Clopper has been teaching the class "Women in Science" and received a grant two years ago from NASA to help with the course and do other things in the school district.