LAS VEGAS – Megan Haslam, agricultural educator at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah, is one of 33 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given December 4 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in Las Vegas.
The Teachers Turn the Key Award program (TTTK) is a scholarship to allow early career agricultural educators to attend the annual NAAE convention, giving them an opportunity to become involved with their professional association on a national level. TTTK participants take part in a special programs geared toward early career agricultural educators.
Haslam has been the agriculture teacher at Morgan High School since 2008. She approaches her students as teammates and understands that success is not about what she wants students to do, but rather what they can accomplish together. This approach has helped her expand student enrollment, which provided the opportunity to develop five new sections of agriculture courses this year. She stepped into the position after the former agriculture teacher retired.
“Rather than being intimidated by her predecessor’s success, she has accepted the challenge and is already well on her way to earning a reputation that will someday equal his,” said Kenneth Adams, Morgan High School principal.
Each of the Teachers Turn the Key winners received a plaque and a scholarship to cover convention registration, travel expenses, and housing during the NAAE convention in Las Vegas. RAM Truck Brand sponsors the TTTK program as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.