Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
In high school I knew I wanted to be an ag teacher.
Choosing the college was the hardest part. I didn't know the best college for me. Both my high school ag teachers graduated from Tarleton so that's where I thought I needed to go.
Decided, at the last minute, to go to Texas Tech. The atmosphere just felt better and all professors were so personable.
Tech helped to prepare me for interviews and was very helpful at helping me choose the perfect job for me.
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Career

Agscience Teacher

Teach agriculture science to high schoolers. Subjects taught are floral design, horticulture, animal and plant science.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Science
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

A typical day in the life of an Ag science teacher is busy. We don't work the typical teacher hours due to the extra-curricular component of our job, FFA. Daily in class, I get to share my passion, story, and interest with students. When that lightbulb goes off above their head that they've connected something I've taught to something they already knew but now they know why and how it does what it does is the ultimate reward.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Don't be afraid to ask veteran teachers for help. Use all your contacts, college professors, neighboring teachers, friend who are in different fields. The joy of ag teaching, we are a close family who helps and supports each other whenever needed.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"I heard teachers don't make that much money. "

Challenges I Overcame

Financial

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student