Avery Morehead is a second grade teacher with a passion for learning. She had wonderful school experiences growing up, especially in science. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011 and moved to Nebraska that fall to begin teaching at St. James Catholic School in Crete. She is now in her third year there.
In July 2013, Avery was chosen as one of 19 Nebraska teachers to be part of the initial class of Nebraska Education Space Ambassadors. She traveled to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a three-day workshop and site tour, gaining new knowledge to share with teachers and students back in Nebraska.