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Student Teachers, Spring 2014
February 3, 2014

This spring the Litton Agriculture Campus is fortunate to have two student teachers at our facility from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The two student teachers are Laura Mooney and Chris Hudson. Each of the student teachers will be responsible for teaching classes at the Litton Agriculture Campus, as well as attending and planning Chillicothe FFA activities.

Laura Mooney is from Fredericktown, Missouri. She was raised on a farm in Southeast Missouri where they raised Angus cattle and a few sheep. She graduated from the University of Missouri in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. Currently she is pursuing a graduate degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Missouri.

Christopher Hudson is from Middletown, Missouri. He grew up on a farm where they raised row crops and also Registered Angus Cattle. He is currently a senior at the University of Missouri, majoring in Agriculture Education.

The student teacher experience consists of shadowing the cooperating teacher for about one week, eventually gaining more responsibility in teaching the class as the days and weeks progress. Eventually, the student teacher will assume most of the teaching responsibilities for the class including class management, lesson planning, assessment, and grading. Thus, the student teacher is able to more fully experience the role of the teacher as the classroom teacher takes on the observation role in the class. Along with the classroom experience, these two individual will also be responsible for the FFA aspect as well. Some of those aspects include assisting students with state degrees and proficiency awards, preparing students for career development events, planning FFA meetings and activities, working with the officer team, and any other FFA item that arises.

The student teachers arrived in Chillicothe the first week of January and will be here until the last week of April. Two local families have generously opened there homes to Laura and Chris for the time that they are here, which we are thankful to them for. Please help the Chillicothe R-II School District make these two young people feel welcome in our community to help insure their experience here is positive.

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