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Teacher of the Year
Colonel Hetterly received his commission in the United States Air Force in 1980. He served on active duty as a Missile Crew Commander from 1980-1984 and performed over 250 alerts on the Titan II ICBM weapon system. Colonel Hetterly then transferred into the Air Force Reserve; retiring in 2010 with 30 years of service, including one deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He began his teaching career in 1991 as a classroom teacher (regular education and inclusion classrooms both as a regular education and special education teacher) and also worked 5 years as a district-level Educational Diagnostician. In 2011, after retiring from the Air Force, Colonel Hetterly was selected as the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor of DE-942, Smyrna High School, Delaware, where he continues to teach.
  • Colonel Mark Hetterly

    Congratulations to Colonel Mark Hetterly for being the 2019/2020 Teacher of the Year!

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