You are here: Home / News / Fall 2019 Teacher in Residence Michelle Harper

Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

Fall 2019 Teacher in Residence Michelle Harper

Teacher in Residence Michelle Harper
Michelle Harper, Fall 2019 Teacher in Residence

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership faculty hosted the third Teacher in Residence Nov. 11-13 on the OSU campus.

Michelle Harper, an alumna of the OSU agricultural education program, has been an agricultural education instructor for 21 years. She currently teaches in Madill, Okla. with her husband.

“I really enjoy classroom instruction,” Harper said. “It all starts in the classroom. You start to create relationships with the kids in the classroom, so I really value the time I get to spend in the classroom.”

While on campus, Harper had the opportunity to serve as a guest lecturer in an agricultural education course, observe agricultural education courses, and participate in a student-teacher visit. She said she is flattered to be selected for this program.

“My husband and I have been cooperating teachers for 19 student teachers,” Harper said. “It’s nice to be reminded what those young people have to accomplish before they get to us as student teachers.”

The Teacher in Residence Program was made possible through a grant from Dr. Richard Carter, an OSU agricultural education alumnus and a retired faculty member from Iowa State University. Through the grant funding, the Teacher in Residence has the opportunity to visit the OSU campus for two days and experience a student teacher visit.

The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership develops students into well-rounded agricultural professionals. For more information about the Teacher in Residence Program or the AECL department, contact Dr. Rob Terry, AECL department head, at rob.terry@okstate.edu.