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64 FFA National Teacher Ambassadors announced for upcoming school year

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National FFA Organization, Press Release

National FFA Organization, headquartered in Indianapolis, is proud to announce the incoming cohort of National Teacher Ambassadors for the 2024-2025 school year. There will be 64 National Teacher Ambassadors representing 31 different states, as well as Puerto Rico.

The National Teacher Ambassadors will serve as the leaders, mentors and trainers for more than 10,000 FFA advisers in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They also can share feedback with the National FFA leadership about the changing educational landscape they are experiencing and how it can impact the National FFA Organization as a whole.

The teacher ambassadors serve as a resource for teachers in their home states as well as those across the country, supporting other teachers in their professional growth and development.

“The National Teacher Ambassadors for FFA program is a unique program that informs and develops teachers while allowing teachers to help National FFA remain relevant with today’s educational landscape,” said Ambra​​​​ Tennery, associate director of educational development & evaluation programs in the programs and events division of the National FFA Organization. “We are proud of the design of the program and the ability for teachers to make lifelong friendships with fellow teachers across the country. The benefits of this program are far reaching and important to the overarching work of the National FFA Organization.”

The National Teacher Ambassadors for 2024-2025 include:

Alabama
Allison Heald, Southside FFA
Amanda Teixeira, Eufaula FFA
Jeff McKinney, Haleyville Center of Technology FFA

Arizona
Aleah Shook, Queen Creek FFA

Arkansas
Kisia Holland, Gravette FFA

California
Audrey Lent, Lakeside Middle FFA
Cara Parlato, Elsie Allen FFA

Colorado
Alexandra Grimes, Greeley FFA
Shauna Valko, Sedgwick County FFA

Delaware
Rebecca Moore, Smyrna FFA

Florida
Shelby Ball, Avon Park FFA
Stacy Young, Branford FFA

Georgia
April Davis, Commerce Middle School FFA
Ashley Rivers, Etowah FFA
Donovan Hemmings, Denmark High School FFA

Idaho
Josette Nebeker, Highland-Craigmont FFA
Katie Cooper, Salmon FFA

Iowa
Anna Brooks, West Marshall FFA
Melanie Bloom, Sioux Central FFA

Kansas
Ashley Vahsholtz, Junction City FFA
Kim Clark, Royal Valley FFA
Laura Miller, Junction City FFA

Kentucky
Jacob Ball, Carter G. Woodson FFA

Louisiana
Alyssa Stelly, Church Point FFA
Brooke Scott, Berwick FFA
Kalyn Yount, Varnado FFA
Regina Smart, Westlake FFA

Maryland
Leasa Gudderra, Gwynn Park FFA

Mississippi
Carla Lawrence, Loyd Star FFA
Catherine Avent, Lafayette FFA
Millie Chism, Pine Grove FFA
Toni Boatner, Brandon FFA

Montana
JR Pierce, Shields Valley FFA

New Hampshire
Carrie Hough, Dover FFA

New Jersey
Patricia Smith, Warren Hills FFA
Robin McLean, Northern Burlington Middle FFA

New Mexico
Leslie Clark, Carlsbad FFA
Shannon Watling, School of Dreams Academy FFA

North Carolina
Christopher Hicks, Lakewood FFA
Elizabeth Farmer, Uwharrie Charter FFA
Emma Hendley, Northwest Cabarrus FFA
Paul Young, Greene Central FFA

North Dakota
Bailey Hawbaker, Stanley FFA
Callahan Lemar, Grafton/Minto FFA

Ohio
Caleb Hickman, Utica FFA
Jeremy Ryan, West Muskingum FFA
Lori Romie, Ridgemont FFA
Stephanie Jolliff, Ridgemont FFA

Oklahoma
Shawn Martin, Bluejacket FFA

Puerto Rico
Kenneth Barbosa, Julio Víctor Guzmán Middle FFA

South Dakota
AnnaMarie Sachs, Langford Area FFA
Sarah McClure, Gettysburg FFA

Tennessee
Kyle Gehring, Bradford FFA
Ryan Wick, Lebanon FFA
Shana Boteler, Page FFA

Texas
Cheryl Handy, Sinton FFA
Kasey Naylor, Sam Rayburn FFA

Utah
Justice Fitzgerald, Crimson Cliffs FFA
McKayla Plewe, Cedar FFA

Virginia
Dakota Stroud, Signal Knob Middle FFA
Elizabeth Eastep, Louisa FFA

West Virginia
Allyson Lewis, Upshur County FFA

Wisconsin
Emma Huber, Portage FFA

Wyoming
Jennifer Schultz, Greybull FFA.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 945,000 student members as part of 9,163 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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