Alissa Smith

2016 NAAE XLR8 Participants Announced

Blog Post created by Alissa Smith on Aug 15, 2016

I am pleased to announce the twenty individuals who will participate in the year-long NAAE XLR8 professional development program aimed to accelerate their ag teaching career.  This year, we received 85 applications for the XLR8 program that only has 20 spots available for participants each year.  We were overwhelmed with the quality applications and hope to increase our commitment to this program in the future.


The following individuals will engage in professional development sessions through the 2016-2017 year with their first sessions to take place at the 2016 NAAE Convention this November 29-December 3rd.  We would like to thank CSX Transportation for their continued support of this program.


We look forward to working with each of these individuals this next year.


Mrs.RachelAndersonGreenville High SchoolGreenvilleNY
Mrs.JudithAschwandenSt. Helena High SchoolSt. HelenaCA
Mr.JohnBerginMission ValleyEskridgeKS
Mr.JimCantImbler High SchoolImblerOR
Mrs.BethDickensonHeppner Jr/Sr High SchoolHeppnerOR
Mr.BrianFullerPeoria High SchoolPeoriaAZ
Mr.JamesHalversonSundance HSSundanceWY
Mr.JohnHammondThomas Nelson High SchoolBardstownKY
Mr.SamHerringshawRogue River High SchoolRogue RiverOR
Mrs.LoriHoppeGardiner Public SchoolGardinerMT
Ms.JeannaJamesChippewa Falls Area Unified School DistrictChippewa FallsWI
Mr.JeremiahJohnsonCovington High SchoolCovingtonTN
Mrs.KellyKellerArlington High SchoolArlingtonSD
Mrs.SarahKnightVirginia High SchoolBristolVA
Mr.JimMelbyWinneconne Community School DistrictWinneconneWI
Mr.ChaseMontesTularosa High SchoolTularosaNM
Mr.DanielSpellerbergSRCTC - OakesOakesND
Mrs.JillWagnerNewton County Career/Tech CenterDecaturMS
Mrs.DesiraeWeberPlatte Vally High SchoolKerseyCO
Mrs.ShayWilliams-HopperTulare Joint United HSTulareCA

Congratulations to the those selected!