2020 GrowNextGen Teacher Leader of the Year award winner
GrowNextGen teacher leader

Rachel Sanders

Science Instructor and FFA Advisor at Global Impact STEM Academy

What was your “aha” moment when you realized the value of using agriculture as a vehicle to teach science?

The “aha” moment for using agriculture as a vehicle to teach science was as unique as the program we are creating at Global Impact. I used bio-based products as the way to introduce my students to the agriculture industry. With the help of my female students, we turned bioproduct activities into “Women in Stem” nights; these serve as a recruiting tool and give us an avenue for introducing more females to careers in STEM.