Mrs. Marcia Kilgard
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I am excited to teach in the Iowa Valley Community School District. I grew up in Marengo and most if not all of my family still lives here! I graduated from IV in 1998. While at IV, I served as the Marengo FFA President and was Vice-President of my senior class was well as participated in Speech Contests, and was the Marching Band Baton Twirler:) to name a few.
As the IV Agricultural Science and FFA Advisor I will provide diverse opportunities for students to serve others, to develop leadership skills, and to learn essential career skills.
I feel that Iowa Valley is the excellent fit for me because of my interest in helping the community of Marengo remain progressive in employment opportunities and community endeavors.
I am a 2002 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Education. I was employed at Iowa Mennonite for 7 years. I revived the Agricultural Education Department there and established the Iowa Mennonite FFA Chapter. I have been employed at Iowa Valley for 4 years.
I enjoy arranging field-experiences/trips in agriculture, so students can connect textbook material to a career skill in the real world.
I aim for students to understand in my classroom that agriculture is a part of them and that we are all involved in the production of food and fiber for our world.
I believe that supervised agricultural experiences are important for students to participate in because of the technical skill that is achieved through this opportunity. Three of my past students was selected as a State Star in Agricultural Placement because of his interest and experience working in the agriculture industry. I have had many students achieve their Iowa Degrees and American Degrees. I have had a state proficiency winner in the agricultural sales area.
My hobbies include vegetable and flower gardening, outdoor activities with my husband, Luke and our young children, Brooklyn (8yrs) and Kathryn (6yrs) and Landon (3yrs).
class website- http://sites.google.com/site/iowavalleyaged/
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FFA blog website- http://www.marengoffachapter.blogspot.com/
FFA Meetings will be held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 7:45 am. Meeting is from 7:45 to 8:10 am in the Ag room.
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