Christi Chadwell

News & Views- NAAE Convention 2013

Blog Post created by Christi Chadwell on Nov 18, 2013

Ready For Convention?

We are! Here's the most up-to-date information, tips to get your schedule ready, and much more.


Meet the Candidates for 2013-2014

NAAE President Elect

President-Elect Candidate: Charlie Sappington

My wife and I live on the family farm where I was born and raised.  My wife of 26 years, who is always there to support me, also teaches at Cumberland High School, teaching students who learn differently.  Our oldest son Coleman, and his wife Shelby, live in Carlyle, IL, and he is a second year agricultural educator at Odin High School in Southern Illinois.  Our younger son, Jacob, is a junior at Eastern Illinois University, majoring in business and economics.  We raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa, sheep, llamas, and dairy goats on our Cumberland County farm.

Read Charlie's entire statement >>

President-Elect Candidate: Michael Harrington

Hello everyone, I have been teaching ag science classes for 21 years at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maryland. Currently, I teach horticulture, agriscience, pre-vet science, and agriculture mechanics classes. My wife, Allison, and I live in Frederick, Maryland; and we have five grown children. My passion for agricultural education began in high school when I joined the Gaithersburg High School FFA Chapter. As I look back and think about my decision to become an agricultural educator, I realize how fortunate I am to be a NAAE member. Membership in NAAE has widened my perspective and has enriched my teaching practices.

Read Michael's entire statement >>

How Is The President-Elect Chosen?

Elections for the 2013-14 President elect will be held during the business session at the NAAE Convention. Only official delegates can vote; delegates are determined by state membership numbers.


What Else You Need to Know Before

You Go

Improved Professional Development

The professional development sessions at the 2013 NAAE Convention are going to be organized a little differently than in years past. We have categorized workshops into one of three types:

Deep Dive sessions are 2-hour workshops that will allow you time to dive into a topic and leave with a deeper understanding.


Idea Labs are all about new ideas to take back to your classroom. These seventy-five minute sessions will equip you with tools you can use when you walk out the door.


Snap Learning Spots are 30 minute micro-sessions designed to get you in, tell you what you need to know, and get you out the door.


Download a complete list of professional development workshops with descriptions, locations and times.

Create Your Own Customized Schedule

Create your own schedule, including which professional development you plan to attend, and print a copy for your administrators using our electronic scheduler. You can also download an electronic version of your customized schedule to your mobile device to recieve reminders. Don't miss a single workshop or meeting! Click here to create a customized schedule.

You can also visit our convention schedule page to get a rundown of what's happening when.


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