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Bailey Elementary Teacher Wins Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award

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Bailey Elementary Teacher Wins Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award

 

Nashville, NC – Bailey Elementary School (BAES) fifth grade math and science teacher Lisa Langley was recently named as the Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year. Langley accepted the award at the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation District’s 74th Annual Meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Langley utilizes an outdoor classroom that is supported through a grant from the NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation and the Nash Soil and Water Conservation District. The outdoor classroom environment allows students to grow their own food and to connect their conservation efforts. “I am a firm believer that children need to start at an early age understanding the importance of caring for our soil and water for their own future,” Langley stated. “The payoff is truly seen when students harvest their crops. They enjoy eating the fruits of their labor,” she added.

BAES offers a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Day Event that provides students with learning opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them from community partners, local agencies, businesses and area high schools. Students rotate through 10 different learning stations and engage in interactive learning activities throughout the day.  Langley takes an essential role in organizing the event. The Nash Soil and Water Conservation District endorses the Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award and participates in the BAES STEM Day Event.

Langley accepting her award

Lisa Langley (center) accepts the Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award during the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation District 74th Annual Meeting