To Compete For
In Las Vegas
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Retired North Greene High School agriculture teacher Dale Tucker has won the pretigious 2013 Teacher Mentor award for Region V of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) award.
Tucker retired last May after having taught agriculture for seven years at North Greene.
Prior to that he taught agriculture at South Greene High School for 19 years.
To win the award, Tucker competed against teachers throughout the Southeast.
In order to compete for the regional award, Tucker first was selected as winner of the 2013 Tennessee Teacher Mentor award by NAAE.
MENTORING IS THE KEY
The regional and state awards recognize experienced agricultural educators who take the time to work with early career educators in an effort to help them become successful teachers, a news release said.
Tucker no doubt was a very successful mentor close to home.
His daughter, Caroline Tucker, succeeded him this month as agriculture teacher at North Greene High School.
Caroline Tucker had previously taught agriculture at South Greene High School for the past two years.
PAID TRIP TO LAS VEGAS
As the regional winner, Tucker will receive an expense-paid trip in December to attend the 2013 NAAE national convention in Las Vegas where he will compete with other regional winners for the national award.
NAAE, with headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators.
NAAE provides its nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs, the news release said.
The mission of NAAE is "professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service."
The NAAE Teacher Mentor award program is sponsored by CEV Multimedia.