Parker Bane, agriculture teacher at Pontiac Township High School in Pontiac, Ill., has been elected the 2018-19 president-elect of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).


Bane is finishing his 16th year of teaching. As a Curriculum for Agricultural Sciences Education (CASE) certified teacher, he currently offers CASE Intro to AFNR as one of his numerous courses, in addition to Woods, Landscaping, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Business Management.


His primary goal as president-elect is to provide an outstanding experience for each member of NAAE. He wants to engage each of the NAAE committees in renewing the NAAE mission statement, strengthen the leadership development programming of the organization, and set a clear national advocacy platform for agricultural education.


“NAAE provides many tremendous opportunities for teachers to improve their lives and careers,” said Bane. “It is an honor to be a part of an association that provides premier professional development, meaningful member recognition programs, and great member benefits.”


As president-elect, Bane will assist the current president in setting the tone and direction for agricultural education initiatives in the upcoming year.


NAAE is the professional organization in the United States for agricultural educators.  It provides its’ more than  8,000 members with professional networking and development opportunities, professional liability coverage, and extensive awards and recognition programs. Its’ mission is “professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service.”  The NAAE headquarters are in Lexington, Kentucky.

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