Teachers Share the Story and Opportunities of FFA and Agriculture in States and Communities
INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, June 3, 2020/National FFA Organization) – This spring has looked a little different this year for teachers across the country. That hasn’t stopped them from doing their jobs and continuing to advocate for their students and the subjects they believe in.
This summer, more than 50 agricultural education teachers are taking their passion for agriculture and sharing their story to local communities and beyond – as part of the National Teacher Ambassadors for FFA program.
The program, which began in 2016, provides teachers with the tools to share information about FFA and agricultural education with their communities. Teachers selected for the program receive intensive training in June to learn and collaborate on educational resources. This year’s training will look a little different than years past, as participants will go through training online.
Throughout the year, the ambassadors will present multiple workshops and work with teachers from across the country to brainstorm and share ideas. Through the year, the ambassadors will serve as a voice of the organization to teachers across the country. They will, in turn, provide feedback from those in the educational field to the National FFA Organization. In addition, four past teacher ambassadors will be serving as mentors and providing support for this year’s teacher ambassadors.
“Our ambassadors play an important role for us – not only by sharing information out in the field but also by sharing with us the challenges our teachers and advisors face every day,” said Christine White, chief program officer for the National FFA Organization. “Through this program, we hope to equip teachers with the tools they need to be successful in not only developing future leaders but also in telling their stories.”
Those individuals who have been selected to serve on the FFA Teacher Ambassador program are:
|Emily Hammett||Jacob Ball||Hannah Everetts|
|Jeff McKinney||Kristan Wright|
|Jacob Marek||Leasa Gudderra|
|Aleah Shook||Jennifer Glombowski|
|Nicole Borba||Jennifer McCauley||Darla Romberger|
|Jordana Faria||Mississippi||Puerto Rico|
|Millie Chism||Kenneth Barbosa|
|Pebbles Lacross||Missouri||South Carolina|
|Jackie Carlson||Kelsey McLean|