The Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator Award was created to honor past State Women's Leadership Committee Chair Betty J. DeWitt's commitment to agricultural literacy, and to recognize a K-12 teacher who integrates exemplary agricultural education in his or her daily classroom lessons.
Winners earn a cash prize of $1000, an *expense paid trip to the SCFB Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach and the chance to attend the *National Ag in the Classroom Conference.
Applications are judged based on the following criteria:
- Creativity and utilization of agricultural information
- Interdisciplinary approaches
- Use of resources
- Student Impact
- Endorsement by an administrator
Contact Melanie Moulder if you have any questions.
Take a look inside the 2021 Outstanding Educator's classroom!
Lisa Durham, a kindergarten teacher at Westminster Elementary, was our 2021 Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator. Lisa also received a 2022 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award!
"I feel like I am a farmer. I’m planting seeds in all these little minds in here every day and hopefully growing some future farmers." - Lisa Durham