Caroline Career & Technology Center (CCTC) teacher Jodi Callahan is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Animal Science Award from the Maryland Agriculture Teachers Association (MATA). Callahan was recognized at the October Board of Education meeting. CCTC Principal Gene Smith introduced Callahan and praised her work both in and out of the classroom, providing students hands-on learning with animals and through her work with the Futures Farmers of America (FFA) group.
Callahan shared that she is third generation FFA and that her parents met through agriculture classes in high school. Continuing that family tradition, Callahan’s daughter is now a proud FFA member.
MATA is the state professional association for teachers engaged in teaching agriculture education and related sciences. It is an affiliate of the National Association of Agriculture Educators.