Each year the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership at Ohio State University sends students to high schools around the state for 12 weeks to gain real-world experience in the classroom. Fayette graduate Kalley Martin, an OSU senior studying agriscience education, is serving as a student teacher with the Pettisville High School FFA program.
While student teaching at Pettisville, Martin will be under the guidance of cooperating teacher John Poulson.
The student teaching program will allow Martin to acquire hands-on practice in teaching high school agriculture students. The Pettisville FFA Chapter has about 60 members involved in a wide range of activities.
During her experience, Martin will teach classes on agriculture foods and natural resources, plant and horticulture science, agronomic systems, and business management. She will also lead FFA activities, assist with the supervised agricultural experiences of her students, and help FFA members prepare for contests.
Martin recently attended Ohio State’s Farm Science Review in London, Ohio, and will travel with her students to FFA’s 85th National Convention in Indianapolis.
Upon completion of her student teaching experience, Martin will return to Ohio State University in Columbus where she will earn a bachelor of science degree in agriscience education.