LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kellie Claflin, agricultural educator at Gillett High School in Gillett, Wis., has been selected for a Teachers Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.
The Teachers Turn the Key award is a national scholarship program that allows early career agricultural educators to attend the annual NAAE convention and gives them an opportunity to become involved with their professional association. TTTK winners take part in special programming during the convention that is designed to address the concerns of early career agricultural educators. By being selected for the TTTK award, Claflin will be able to connect with other agricultural education professionals who are at a similar point in their careers.
In addition to the special track at NAAE Convention, each of the TTTK winners will be recognized as young leaders in the profession during a general session. RAM Trucks sponsors the TTTK award as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators. It provides its’ nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs. The mission of NAAE is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.” The NAAE headquarters are in Lexington, Ky.