Janet Sims Teacher of the Year Award

Angela Black - 2013 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year

Angela Black was named the Kansas Foundation for Ag in the Classroom's 2013 Teacher of the Year. Black teaches kindergarten at Walton Rural Life Center in Newton, Kan., where she incorporates agriculture in her classroom in many ways. Black teaches at a school that focuses on integrating agricultural concepts within daily curriculum objectives, which makes her highly qualified for the Teacher of the Year award. Black presents agriculture and environmental lessons to her students in order for them to understand how agriculture affects all aspects of our lives.

Black brings ag-literacy to the forefront of her classroom by allowing students to understand the influence of agriculture from farm to plate. Black uses project-based learning to integrate agriculture into her teaching.

Black was honored with the award at the Postcard Art and Teacher of the Year celebration on March 12 in Topeka. She is planning to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., in June. The trip will be sponsored by High Plains Journal.



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