Ms. Clark, Royal Valley FFA sponsor and teacher, was selected as a National FFA Teacher Ambassador for the 2020-2021 school year! Ms. Clark has previously served as an Ambassador in the 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 school years, but she took off the 2019-2020 for personal reasons. Ms. Clark attended a virtual training in June of 2020 with National FFA.
According to Clark, serving in this role means, "Some of the responsibilities of serving as a National Teacher Ambassador for FFA include presenting at local, regional, and state teacher conferences and being an overall representative of the National FFA Organization."
The program also allows teachers to network and connect with agriculture teachers across the country.
Clark said "Last year, teacher ambassadors presented at least 81 workshops that included at least 1,600 attendees."
The National FFA Organization relies on the ambassadors to provide valuable feedback and information so that our organization remains relevant to our 8,612 FFA chapters and 760,000 student members.
Ms . Clark also stated "Personally, I send out a Ambassador post to our Kansas Ag Teacher Association Listserv on Moodle. There is another ambassador in Kansas, so we take turns. I post on Agriculture teacher social media with tips and tools from National FFA. The other Kansas ambassador and I held a Zoom training in August that we opened up to all ag teachers in the nation, and we had attendees from several states."
Ms. Clark also presents at Kansas Agriculture Education conferences. She says that she really enjoys being an ambassador and serving Kansas Agriculture teachers. Before Ms. Clark worked at Royal Valley, she worked at Kansas State Department of Education and trained and assisted teachers in Career and Technical Education. She realized she missed working with students. And being an ambassador has allowed her to continue working with Kansas educators.
The purpose of this communiqué is to inform you that Kim Clark is currently serving as a National Teacher Ambassador for FFA for the 2020-2021 school year. The term of service is from June 2020 to June 2021. We have enjoyed working with Kim this past summer and look forward to working with them the remainder of the school year. Please click here for more information about the program, including the objectives of the program and the responsibilities and expectations of an ambassador. (Visit the National Teacher Ambassadors for FFA program webpage,FFA.org/teacherambassadors/, to learn more.)