Have I Been Impacted?
April 6th, 2018 by Jason Salter
I definitely think Kenan Fellows has been a positive experience. After teaching mathematics for 14 years, in the public school setting, I transferred over to Agricultural Education. It has been challenging at times, but well worth the effort. For the first couple of years of this adventure, I was struggling to complete the curriculum while completing the many tasks/projects Ag teachers take on daily. My Kenan Fellowship opened doors through networking with local farmers that I will continue to use in my classes. In my opinion, the single most important task that I have daily is to teach my students the skills necessary to be a productive employee. For me it is simply making sure they are ready to have a boss and can get their work done efficiently. As a result of connections made through this fellowship, some of my students now have summer employment. They will be working in harvesting potatoes, commercial fishing/aquaculture, and construction.