By Rebecca Sponsler
Advocate News Staff
Dodie Cripe has just begun her second year of teaching at GHS, her alma mater, and found out recently that she received the Ag Education Teacher Grant. This is a personal grant, meaning it does not have to be used for school purposes, and is available to agriculture teachers who have finished their first year of teaching.
The grant is $10,000 and will be distributed to Cripe over a five-year period.
Cripe teaches a variety of agriculture classes at GHS, including, Introduction to Ag, Ag Sales, Ag Mechanics, and Ag Science. She told The Advocate in an interview that her favorite part of her job is her students. “My first year of teaching was amazing,” Cripe said, “my students are phenomenal,” she continued. “At the end of the day, what made last year so great was my students,” Cripe stated. For more information see the October 6, 2023 edition of The Greenville Advocate.