Teach Ag Spotlight

Charles Mann 1 of 5 Chosen as National Spotlight
Posted on 05/06/2019
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The National Association of Agriculture Educators is hosting a “National Teach Ag” campaign to encourage school-based agriculture programs and address the national demand for agriculture teachers. Mr. Charles Mann, Agriculture Science teacher at Carson High School (CHS), was 1 of 5 teachers chosen to be featured as a national spotlight.

The recognition comes as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10. Over the course of five days, the National Teach Ag campaign team will visit five teachers across the country to showcase the endless impact agriculture teachers have on their students and communities. Each day the team will be in a new part of the country sharing classroom, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) and National FFA Organization (FFA) related moments on social media of the featured teacher. Mr. Mann will be the first spotlight of the week being highlighted Monday, May 6.

In addition to Mr. Mann, other teachers selected include Tuesday’s spotlight Ms. Mia Sullivan of Heritage High School in Maryville, Tenn., Wednesday’s spotlight Mr. Joshua Davenport of South Panola High School in Batesville, Miss., Thursday’s spotlight Mrs. Jackie Tichepco of Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Friday’s spotlight Mr. John Bergin of Mission Valley High School in Eskridge, Kan.

The National Teach Ag Campaign is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the need to recruit and retain high quality and diverse agriculture teachers, encourage others to consider a career teaching agriculture, and celebrate the positive contributions that agriculture teachers make in our schools and communities. For more information about the National Teach Ag Campaign, visit naae.org/teachag.