Chandler High School
Supervising Practitioner: Mrs. Kari Williams
Why I Teach Agriculture
Growing up I have always had an interest in becoming a teacher. It was not until high school that I realized I wanted to teach agriculture. In high school, I fell in love with the endless opportunities my agriculture classes provided me with. Growing up in the suburbs of Gilbert, I never imagined that I would have been able to raise livestock and work in a greenhouse. Along with those opportunities, I enjoyed how agriculture classes applied what I was learning in my other classes. I am the type of person that learns best with doing opposed to reading and hearing about concepts, and I hope to make a positive impact on others who learn the same way. I feel that my role as a teacher will allow me to bring opportunities such as raising livestock or working hands-on with plants so students who otherwise would not have the opportunity can now experience it. I feel I will be able to use my experiences and knowledge to help them learn and develop skills that will benefit them in the future. I believe one of the main roles of agriculture education is to help students gain valuable career ready skills. I want to be able to mentor students, be a role model and motivate them to do the best they can in school and allow them to get the most out of their experiences. I want to see students become successful and reach their full potential.