Doc Forsythe Ag Mentoring Out West

Dr. Steve Forsythe of Lampasas, retired Ag/ FFA Advisor and CTE Coordinator has continued working in Ag Education. He returned this week from mentoring first year Ag teachers in West Texas and will supervise Student Teachers in Ag Education for Texas Tech University this school year.

He returned from a 2 day trip to Big Lake, where he mentored first year teacher, Mrs. Lauren Dickens,(above) the new Ag Teacher at Reagan County High School.  Forsythe will be working with Lauren and first year Ag Educator Mayle Chambliss at Ft. Davis in four scheduled on- site visits and follow-up communications. Areas of support include budgets and finance, curriculum, FFA Program of Work, and Agricultural Advisory Committees and functions.

The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas has paired retired High School Ag Teachers with first year Ag teachers in an attempt to support beginning teachers and help with teacher retention across the state. The program has 40 teachers, selected through applications and two new Ag teachers are paired with one Mentor.