|Bean seed germination lab.|
|Heather and her class at Overton High School.|
The Academy system around agriculture education in the Nashville Metro school system is unique. From the freshman career fair to choosing a pathway as a sophomore and shadowing professionals on the job, career and college readiness is at the heart of the Academy system at Nashville Metro. McGavock High School made the decision two years ago to replace physical science classes with agriscience classes, which allows every freshman to be in an agriscience class and an FFA member. At McGavock High School we were able to Shadow Ms. Mia Sullivan, Ms. Jennifer Smith and Mr. Westlee Walker at McGavock and Ms. Rebecca Farrow at Overton. They allowed us to engage in labs, offered advice and helped answer our questions. The stories about McGavock and Overton could go on, but I will leave you with my top 5 lessons learned at McGavock High School.
Top 5 “Lessons Learned” on Day 3:
|Myself (Kayla) and Ms. Smith .|
|Business partner and advisory board|
encouraged us to stay connected
As we left McGavock High School the ideas and questions continued to percolate. This is a noble profession, but also a difficult one and one that I am still willing and ready to jump into whether it be in a Metropolitan area or a rural farming community.