Danielle Black, a teacher at Mountain View Elementary was recognized as the 2017 Teacher of the Year by Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom. Mrs. Black was chosen for her work in helping her students integrate and understand how their food, forestry products and fiber are produced. This award is a chance to award the exemplary incorporation of agriculture across curricula. Mrs. Black’s work will be featured on Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom’s website, and in a blog, allowing her work inspire other teachers.
Danielle, who “first discovered Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom as an undergraduate”, said she “hit the jackpot when I ran across Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom and had no
idea there were so many teacher resources pertaining to agriculture already made. I was impressed by the well thought out and put together lesson plans available for teachers to use
in the classroom. This has made teaching agriculture in the classroom MUCH easier than it had been in the past!” She uses various resources in the AITC Free Loan Library and
coordinates various agricultural activities to deepen her students understanding of agriculture. Congratulations Mrs. Black!
About Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom: Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (AITC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students grow in their knowledge of Oregon’s agriculture, environment and natural resources. AITC provides free educational lessons, activities and resource materials to Oregon educators to support the integration of agricultural themes into academic subjects such as math, science, history and language arts.