Ag Teacher & FFA Advisor
Growing up on a small family farm in Peoria County, agriculture has always been a huge part of daily life. Attending Illinois Central College and finding her niche on the Meats Judging team provided opportunities for real world learning that could be applied to classroom learning. Transferring to the University of Illinois and continuing on the Meats Judging team provided travel, industry connections, and collegiate networking.
A first teaching job presented itself in Clinton IL, where teaching both agriculture and industrial arts showcased her strengthens in a rural ag classroom. Transferring to Maroa Forsyth High School during the summer of 2006, was a chance to grow a program into a student focused, industry leading, and hands on learning classroom.
Over the last 15 years, the program has built off her strengths in Floriculture, Animal Science, and Agribusiness the program utilizes industry connections built in central Illinois.
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” Arthur Unknown