Rebecca Teerink

Title: Instructor, Applied Aviation Sciences

E-mail: BeckyTeerink@letu.edu

Began teaching at LETU in Fall 2010

Background

I grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota and was around mechanics at a young age. I always admired my dad's ability to restore antique tractors and fix anything and everything! While they didn't fly, my parents possessed a fascination with airplanes which they passed on to me. A mission trip to Haiti when I was 14 impacted me deeply, and I knew I wanted to help and serve people. My goal after high school was an education in aircraft maintenance, and LeTourneau was the logical next step.

I graduated from LeTourneau and in 2006 I started working at CubCrafters Services in Yakima, WA. I was one of the mechanics in the rebuild department and my main job was rebuilding Cub wings. We all did various tasks, and soon I had experience in engine removal and installation, precover, postcover, repairs, modifications and final assembly.

After almost two years, I moved into a new position - Customer Support Manager. For the next two and half years, I handled the warranty issues, customer service, and tech support for the company's new-aircraft customers. This gave me experience in troubleshooting, problem solving, and customer relations. I  continued to do mechanics, mostly taking care of the warranty issues and modifications for the new owners. This was a wonderful time of growth both technically and professionally.

Education and Training

  • B.S. Aeronautical Science, LeTourneau University, 2003.

Awards, Grants, and Certifications

  • FAA Certificated Private Pilot, 2000. 
  • FAA Certificated Airframe and Powerplant mechanic, 2003. 
  • Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance, Teacher of the Year, 2011.

Conferences and Meetings Attended

  • Women in Aviation Conference, 2012.
  • Women in Aviation Conference, 2013.

Publications

  • Wrote and edited numerous Service Bulletins, Safety Alerts, and Service Alerts. 

Service (Community Involvement)

  • Actively involved in a local church working in children's ministry.  

Personal Statement

I am very excited to be back at LeTourneau teaching! I firmly believe this is where God has led me. Interacting with students is my favorite part of any day. I love the process of determining how to break down complex concepts so they are easy to understand! Beyond the classroom, my hope and prayer is that I would be used to influence and encourage students towards Christ. College is a critical time in a student's life and I'm thrilled to be a part of that transition.

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