Meet the Crew
Director of STEM Education
Derek Rowe is a former Army helicopter pilot with 37 years aviation experience presently teaching Aerospace and Aviation at a High School in TN. He is also the President and Founder of The High School Aviation Association. Derek has developed the 3 year AviationUSA curriculum as well as the build instruction manual for the AviationUSA Airplane builds.
He is a husband, father and passionate about bringing aviation education to students.
Angie Verissimo brings outstanding STEM connections Nationwide having worked with an organization supported nationwide by NASA. Her background includes working with Industry Partners, Finance in Corporate America, an Entrepreneur, Mother and Community Leader.
Student growth, and career pathways in STEM fields are her passion.