Kenneth L. Huff, a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence science, earned his Master of Science in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. He graduated cum laude from the same institution with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Additional continuing education includes graduate classes in Bioenergy and Biofuels, Earth Systems Science, Astronomy Principles for the Classroom, Sensing, Analyzing, and Forecasting Weather, and International Polar Year STEM Polar Connections. Huff has also completed many institutes on enhancing classroom instruction and improving student achievement.
Huff's leadership positions include serving as Vice-Chair of The National Academies Teacher Advisory Council and Director at Large for Professional Development for the Science Teachers Association of New York State. Additional synergistic activities include serving as immediate past president of The Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching, and as a Heliophysics and MAVEN Educator for NASA.
Kenneth was a member of the writing team for the Next Generation Science Standards. He continues to serve in advisory roles toward efforts to support the vision of A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Huff has received numerous awards, including: The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Educator Achievement Award, the National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award and PASCO STEM Educator Award, The Douglas B. Seager Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science Education, and the Science Teachers Association of New York State Excellence in Science Teaching Award. Huff has been inducted into the prestigious Crown Circle by the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education. He has received an Aerospace Education Excellence Award from the Civil Air Patrol and was named New York State Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association.