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Four Oklahoma Educators Selected By Foundation for Agriculture to Attend On the Farm STEM Event

Wed, 01 May 2019 10:53:29 CDT

Four Oklahoma Educators Selected By Foundation for Agriculture to Attend On the Farm STEM Event The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced participants selected for Kansas City, Kansas (May 1-3), and Syracuse, New York (May 21-23), On the Farm STEM professional development events. The training is designed to bring science to life for participants with the help of American beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.

Nearly 550 applications were received for a total of 60 spots, four of which were awarded to Oklahoma's Kelleigh Dies of Piedmont Public Schools, Gayla Howell of Yukon Public Schools, Debra Deskin of Edmond Public Schools and Johnnie Keel of Norman Public Schools. Participants were notified of their acceptance for the On the Farm STEM events after applications closed on Feb. 1.

Dies and Howell were selected to attend the Kansas event alongside 23 other peers, including:

Cindy Brison, Nebraska Extension, Extension Educator, Nebraska
Laurie Bruce, Butler Community College, Program Coordinator, Kansas
Kimberly Cleveland, Live Oak Middle School, Teacher, Louisiana
Vanessa Fanchin, Diocese of San Diego, Teacher, California
Paula Guy, Bartow County School System/Georgia Highlands College, Instructor, Georgia
Michele Hamm, USD 382, Gifted Facilitator, Kansas
Megan Holsapple, Blue Valley School District, Teacher, Kansas
Linda Jania, Archdiocese of Chicago, Teacher, Illinois
Olivia Kowalski, Baltimore City Public Schools, Teacher, Maryland
Catrina Liptak, Beachside Montessori Village, Teacher, Florida
Beverly Mortimer, Jobs for America’s Graduates, Vice President of Programming, Kansas
Jennifer O’Brian, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Curriculum Coach, Texas
Angela Page, Newton County School System, Teacher, Georgia
Tena Pate, Roy Junior High-Weber School District/University of Utah, Teacher, Utah
Jamie Root, Kansas City Young Audiences, Teacher, Missouri
Jenny Rovner, Christina School District, STEM Advanced Academics Program, Delaware
Jessica Sadler, USD 233, Teacher, Kansas
Sara Seidling, Oshkosh Area School District, STEM Support Technician, Wisconsin
Susan Stinson, Southern Regional School District, Teacher, New Jersey
Leslee Ann Tell, Conway School District/Conway Area Career Center, Teacher, Arkansas
Theresa Waters, University of Arizona, Instructional Specialist, Arizona
Sheila Watson, Leon County Schools, Teacher, Florida
Aubrey Ybarra Farrell, Diocese of Rockford, Teacher, Illinois

Deskin and Keel will join 31 of their peers for the New York event. Those selected for this session, include:

Sarah Adumat, Oshkosh Area School District, K-8 STEM Coach, Wisconsin
Kathie Ang, Chicago Public Schools, Teacher, Illinois
Sheryl Arriola, Broward County Public School District, Instructional Facilitator, Florida
Michelle Bersaw-Robblee, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, 4-H Field Specialist, New Hampshire
Christina Buck Zermane, NYC D75, Teacher, New York
Christina Connors, LCB MS, Teacher, New York
Stephanie DeCamp, Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center, Director of Education, Indiana
Amy Dunlap, Michigan Connections Academy, Teacher, Michigan
Daniel Heath, Maize School District, Teacher, Kansas
Jennifer Hesseltine, Malone Central School District, Teacher and Department Coordinator, New York
Dana Johnson, Bakersfield City School District, Teacher, California
Annette Joyner, Alamogordo School District, Teacher, New Mexico
Julie Keppy, Scott County Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Iowa
Ashley Lambert, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, STEM life science teacher, Virginia
Hayley Lawson, California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, Curriculum Coordinator, California
Jill Miller, North Colonie Central School District, Teacher, New York
Kevin Molohon, Anoka-Hennepin ISD#11, Science, Teacher, Minnesota
Lorie Morris, Bakersfield City School District, Agriculture Academy Program Specialist, California
Amanda Mortimer, Coral Springs High School, Teacher, Florida
Jen Nicholson, Shelby County Schools, Media Specialist, Alabama
Stephanie Peterson, Lowndes County Schools, Teacher, Georgia
Cassidy Robinette, Chillicothe City Schools, Teacher, Ohio
Amy Sabarre, Harrisonburg City Schools, Director of STEM Education, Virginia
Karen Sample, Freeport School District #145, Teacher, Illinois
Heather Schwerin, Bentley and Kearsley Community Schools, Teacher, Michigan
Brigett Scott, Nicholls State University, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Dietetics, Louisiana
Elissa Smith, Lyndonville Central School, Principal, New York
Stacy Vlad, Ardsley Union Free School District, Teacher, New York
Pamela Webb, Faith Academy, Principal, Missouri
Christina Wright, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, Afterschool Youth Educator, New York
Angela Zere, STEAM Academy, CEO and Founder, Virginia

Visit the On The Farm resources page on the Foundation’s website for additional information to build awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education.

The Beef Checkoff Program funded development of the On the Farm training and supporting resources. The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 farm bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. In states with qualified beef councils, states may retain up to 50 cents of the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.

Source - American Farm Bureau Federation



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