Summary 2022 — South Carolina
We hosted 4 in person workshops among the various regions of our state. The workshops included a farm/facility tour, lunch, guest speaker, and then a professional development workshop.
We have also attended several ""Farm Days"" that schools around the state have hosted. We have presented mini lessons to students as well as provided resources and learning materials to the teachers.
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
I do not have specific data on this due to my short time in this position. However, I feel that the "word" is being spread around our state about Ag in the Classroom. As a teacher that just left the schools this past year, I can honestly say that I did not ever hear of Ag in the Classroom. It is my goal and mission to get our name and resources out to general education teachers and schools.
Program Leader Biosketch
I earned my undergraduate degree from Clemson University in Agricultural Education. I then attended Converse College to earn my Masters of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education. I began teaching elementary school. During this time, I completed a second masters in Masters of Education in Literacy as well as my National Board Certification in Literacy. I taught elementary education for 12 years. I took over the role of Director of Ag in the Classroom in August 2022. I am still very new and learning so many things.