FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 2012
Scott Stone, agriculture teacher at Centralia High School in Centralia, Mo., has been elected as the Region IV vice president for the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).
Stone has been teaching for fourteen years and has been an active member of NAAE since 1998. Previous to his election as Region IV vice president, he served as the Region IV NAAE secretary. As a regional vice president, Stone plans to serve the members of NAAE by being a positive voice for agricultural education that helps position the profession and its programs for the future.
Stone has received numerous distinctions in agricultural education at both state and national levels, including the NAAE Teacher Mentor award, Missouri Outstanding Agricultural Educator, and Missouri Outstanding Young Member award.
“I love to teach because we have the opportunity to change the future,” said Stone about his chosen profession. He lives with his wife Jeanette and three children on a small farm in Centralia where they raise sheep and goats.
NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators. It provides nearly 8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs. NAAE’s mission is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy, and service.” The NAAE headquarters are in Lexington, KY.