Agricultural Education Program selected for national award
The NAAE Outstanding Middle and Secondary School Agricultural Education Program Award recognizes the nation’s most successful middle and secondary school agricultural education programs and teachers. The award highlights teachers and programs that integrate core academic instruction into their program and use new technology to teach students. It also recognizes teachers who construct their programs to meet the needs of the community, school and students.
Led by agricultural educators Douglas Masser and Jasmine VanSant, the program offers agricultural education to 300 middle and high school students. The program has a mission of supporting each learner in their connection to agriculture and has a goal to create learning environments where every learner feels accepted, encouraged, and empowered. Following a “learn by doing” teaching philosophy, the program prides itself in delivering real-life learning experiences to all students.