Yopp gets NAAE award

Published 10:55 pm Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ashley Yopp, agricultural educator at Northside High School in Pinetown, 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, Yopp will be able to connect with other agricultural education professionals who are at a similar point in their careers.
Each of the TTTK winners will receive a plaque and a scholarship to cover registration, travel and housing for the 2012 NAAE convention.  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.