Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

October 2018 Teacher Feature

October 2018 Teacher Feature

Our October Teacher Feature is Karisa Cowan from Hoisington Middle School. Cowan has been teaching for five years and currently teaches sixth grade reading/language arts and science, seventh and eighth grade STEM courses, and middle and high school robotics. Although Cowan has no previous background in agriculture, she says that…

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September 2018 Teacher Feature

September 2018 Teacher Feature

Our September Teacher Feature is Melinda Littrell from Bartlett Elementary School in Bartlett, Kansas. Littrell has been teaching for thirty-three years and currently teaches third grade homeroom, along with fourth and fifth grade science classes. Littrell firmly believes that the best things in the world are children and animals. Teaching…

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2019 Teacher of the Year

2019 Teacher of the Year

Nancy Smith, a first-grade teacher at Bentwood Elementary School in Olathe, was recently named the 2019 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year by Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC). KFAC’s Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who instill passion for learning about agriculture…

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2018 Teacher of the Year

2018 Teacher of the Year

For Wanda Small, incorporating agriculture in her classroom is second nature. Having grown up on a dairy and grain farm in Atchison County, Small was no stranger to agriculture or education as she decided to pursue her teaching career. “Growing up as a 4-H’er who ‘taught’ others through demonstration and…

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May 2018 Teacher Feature

May 2018 Teacher Feature

Nancy Smith, this month’s KFAC featured teacher, has always been dedicated to education. She knew since she was young that she wanted to be a teacher. Smith is a first-grade teacher at Bentwood Elementary in Olathe. She has been teaching for 14 years, and although she doesn’t have that much…

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April 2018 Teacher Feature

April 2018 Teacher Feature

Agriculture is one of the most important industries, according to Christi Schertz, this month’s featured teacher, because it affects student’s lives with how their food is produced and provided, and the jobs that are available to Kansas students in the future. Schertz is a teacher in the Triplains school district…

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