Oklahoma Union High School
South Coffeyville, Ok
Years in profession: 24
Ag Ed degree institution-Oklahoma State University
Biggest Benefit of NAAE
Having a voice in education policy at the national level, and being a part of growing the profession. The most important benefit is that NAAE gives me a forum to step into leadership roles and promote agriculture education.
When a student moved into our school district from a southern state and asked a question about a particular agriculture production practice that district students had grown up doing. They thought it was funny he did not know the answer. I used that opportunity to have local students explain about alligators. It did not seem so funny then. Students have their own experiences and knowledge based on what they have been exposed to.
What I wish I would have known my first year of teaching
You want be able to save them all at once, just try to save them one at a time.
Every day I try to
Make someone smile while doing my job-teaching about agriculture and leadership.
Favorite teaching resource
World wide web-anything you need to know is at your fingertips.