Paul Crips, earth/space science instructor at Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne, creates hands-on programs that inspire students to boldly seek new worlds of knowledge. Whether building tornado machines and rockets or establishing student exchange and volunteer programs with Wyoming's meteorological agency, Mr. Crips makes learning lively and relevant. A 20-year military veteran with experience as a combat engineer, combat journalist and public affairs chief, he has attended training programs sponsored by NASA, the Jet Propulsion Lab, and the United States Space Foundation. Mr. Crips was one of 25 educators in the nation chosen to be a Stardust Fellow, conducting research for the first mission to retrieve and analyze material from a comet.
2012 In addition to Milken award in 1999, was also recognized as a Walt Disney, American Teachers Awards honoree, 1999, Christa McAuliffe Fellow for Wyoming 1994, U.S. West Teacher of the year, 1996, Arch Coal Company teacher of the year 2004.
1978 University of Wyoming B.S., 2002 University of Wyoming M.S.