East Central Middle School agricultural educator selected for national award

East Central Middle School Agricultural Educator McCord Snider. (Provided Photo)

(St. Leon, IN) – McCord Snider, agricultural educator at East Central Middle School in St. Leon, Indiana, is one of 36 agricultural educators nationwide who received the 2023 National Association of Agricultural Educators Teachers Turn the Key (TTTK) Scholarship Award, presented during the 2023 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Convention, November 28 through December 2, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Teachers Turn the Key scholarship brings together agricultural educators with three to five years of experience and immerses them in five days of professional development that addresses issues specific to the early years of teaching agriculture.

Participants also have the opportunity to become involved in NAAE leadership and network with other NAAE convention attendees.

TTTK awardees come away from the experience with a long-lasting peer cohort and tools that will help them have successful careers as agricultural educators.

In addition to attending professional development, each of the TTTK scholarship recipients was also recognized at a general session during the NAAE convention.

NAAE is the professional organization for agricultural educators with over 8,000 members nationwide.

The organization advocates for agricultural education, provides advancement through professional development for agricultural educators, and works to recruit and retain agricultural educators in the profession.

NAAE offers a variety of programs and services to support this three-pronged mission.

The mission of NAAE is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.”

NAAE is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.

(National Association of Agricultural Educators Teachers press release)