LEXINGTON, Ky. – Cannon County High's Courtney Nichols, agricultural educator from Readyville, Tenn., has been selected as the 2011 Tennessee winner of the Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).
Outstanding Ag Ed Teacher Award winners are agricultural educators who are at the pinnacle of their careers, conducting the highest quality agricultural education programs. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, and professional activities. Award winners are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education.
Nichols competed against state Outstanding Ag Ed Teacher Award winners from surrounding states for the opportunity to be named the 2011 NAAE Outstanding Ag Ed Teacher for Region V. Regional winners will receive personal use of a Toyota Tundra pickup truck for two years, an expense paid trip to attend the 2011 NAAE convention in St. Louis, and an invitation to a special awards dinner.
The NAAE Outstanding Ag Ed Teacher Award program is sponsored by Toyota as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
NAAE is the professional association for agricultural educators. The mission of NAAE is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.” The NAAE office is located in Lexington, Ky.