Heyn, a third-grade teacher at Cooper Elementary School in Sheboygan,
is the recipient of the Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom
Outstanding Teacher Award.
The selection was made by
the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Agriculture in the Classroom program to
recognize the top teacher in the state for his or her achievement and
effort in teaching students the importance of agriculture.
is very deserving of the award because of incorporation of agriculture
into her curriculum so that her students understand the impact
agriculture and the dairy industry makes in their lives," said Darlene
Arneson, Ag in the Classroom coordinator.
chaired a committee of teachers and representatives of Sheboygan County
Farm Bureau who planned a field trip to a local dairy farm for several
hundred third-graders from the Sheboygan Area School District.
students experience seven learning stations including a milking parlor,
a barn, life of a cow, the role of a veterinarian, nutrition for cows
and calves, machinery used for harvesting crops and an information
center on Wisconsin cheeses and farms presented by the Wisconsin Milk
Heyn has taught for 35 years and has been at Cooper Elementary School the past 18 years.
has received the Wisconsin Elementary Science Teachers (WEST) Award in
2004, was named Who's Who among Teachers and received the PTA Lifetime
Member Award in 1999.
Heyn who will receive a cash
award, classroom presentation and educational resources, is Wisconsin's
nominee for the National Excellence in Teaching Agriculture Award.