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4 Are Honored for Teaching Agriculture

Four teachers from the Pleasant Valley School District have been honored for bringing the study of agriculture into the classroom.

A first-place award in the grades K-3 category was presented to Sharon Harada and Jean Stahl, both of Tierra Linda Elementary School, by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. The two tied with a teacher from Garden Grove Unified School District.

The team of Robin Byrne and Patricia McLoughlin of Los Primeros Structured School received an honorable mention in the grades 4-6 category.

The 1997 teacher awards are based on an instructor’s ability to incorporate agriculture into curriculum, increase agricultural literacy among colleagues and students, and provide a way for others to learn effective teaching methods, according to Denise Benavides, foundation spokeswoman.

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Eleven teachers received statewide awards from the nonprofit agricultural foundation, and another 10 received honorable mention for their work.


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