Greetings NAAE Members,
It is hard to believe that we are within two months of the end of our school year. I hope that all of you have had a great year and know that student success is being accomplished within your programs.
Have you ever heard the phrase, "give credit where credit's due?" Well it's the time of year again when we must look at our programs' successes and consider applying for NAAE awards. I know that we, as teachers, do not want to blow our own horns about what we do within our programs, but here is something that I would like for you to consider when you do not apply -- our students' successes and the recognition they deserve go unrewarded.
The bottom line is this, we at NAAE appreciate all the hard work that you put into your programs to make your students' lives better, and for giving them the opportunity to be more successful through your teaching efforts. I really want to encourage each of you to take the time to fill out these applications to highlight the accomplishments of you, your students, and your programs' accomplishments because if we, as agriculture teachers, don’t share our success, then who will? Note: Please be sure to go the NAAE website for the updated applications that are available.
Teach Ag Updates: Like always, kudos to Mrs. Ellen Thompson and her crew with Teach Ag.
- The Recruitment, Retention and Recognition promising practices resource page may be found on the Teach Ag website https://www.naae.org/teachag/recruitmentandretention.cfm
- 2018 Annual Report and Ag Ed calendar is available to download - https://www.naae.org/teachag/2018%20Annual%20Report%20-%202019%20Cal%20Digital%20Download.pdf
- Teach Ag ambassador applications are due April 12 https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4770231/2019-National-Teach-Ag-Ambassador-Application
- Mark your calendars now for the 2019 National Teach Ag Day celebration on Thursday, September 19.
NAAE Board Update:
The NAAE Staff and Board had a very productive board meeting in Lexington, KY at the Good Barn on March 8th, 9th and 10th at the University of Kentucky. The NAAE staff brought updates and survey reports on last year’s NAAE Convention in San Antonio, TX, and updates on this year’s 2019 NAAE Convention in Anaheim, California. Committee business went well; this is always a very vital part of our grassroots organization. We appreciate the voice of the members and the suggestions that are generated out of our committees.
Have a great day!
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