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CSISD elementary teacher wins state award

CSISD elementary teacher wins state award
Posted on 12/09/2019
Image of Julie Wester receiving award

Creek View Elementary teacher Julie Wester was recently named Texas Farm Bureau’s 2019 Agriculture in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. The award was presented during the organization’s 86th Annual Meeting in San Antonio.


Wester was nominated by Brazos County Farm Bureau (CFB).


Wester teaches science, math and social studies and her students learn about agriculture through hands-on activities and visual lessons. They take field trips to the “Pizza Ranch” to learn about how food is grown and participate in Texas Farm Bureau’s school visit program, along with other engaging classroom activities.


When teaching students about the water cycle, she works with the Brazos County Soil and Water Conservation District to discuss agricultural water use and why farms and ranches need water. In another unit, students learn about crops, and the class works to identify renewable and non-renewable natural resources.


Wester graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology. She has been teaching for eight years and is the lead science teacher for fourth grade at Creek View Elementary.


Wester will receive a $600 cash award, as well as an expense-paid trip to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference next summer.


She will also be nominated for the National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture award.




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