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Ag Literacy Ambassadors

Help us promote our agricultural literacy programs and resources in your school building! Our goal is to have at least one Ag Literacy Ambassador in each elementary, middle, and high school building in the county.

What Ambassadors do:

As an Ambassador, you are the main link between our ag literacy program and the teachers in your building. Ambassadors are asked to:

  • Attend the fall Ambassador workshop to refresh your knowledge of programs and resources available.
  • Distribute the Illinois Ag in the Classroom calendars in your building.
  • Deliver the annual book donation gift bag to your librarian or media/learning center assistant.
  • Speak briefly at a staff meeting about our resources and programs. Let others know you’re available to answer or refer questions to us regarding farm & food-related resources.
  • Share with fellow staff the ag literacy information we email to you.
  • Share/promote GrowYoungMinds.org.

Ambassador perks:

  • Be the first to hear about new opportunities and resources.
  • Attend a special workshop to explore new lessons and activities.
  • Receive free classroom goodies!

Ag Literacy Ambassadors (as of Fall 2019)

  • Brooks Elementary – (Ambassador needed)
  • Clinton Rosette Middle School – John Murray
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy – (Ambassador needed)
  • Cortland Elementary – Leslie Larson
  • DeKalb High School – Sarah Peterson
  • Dummer School – Monica Winckler
  • Founders Elementary – Pam Bybee
  • Genoa Elementary – Kaki Johnson
  • Genoa-Kingston High School – Toni Gabriel
  • Genoa-Kingston Middle School – Sandy Arndt
  • Haskin Elementary – Monica Sartori
  • Hiawatha Elementary – Amanda Hayward
  • Hiawatha High School – Josh Dodge
  • Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary – Amanda Garrey
  • Hinckley-Big Rock High School – Tracey Sanderson
  • Hinckley-Big Rock Middle School – (Mr. Strouss)
  • Huntley Middle School – Kendra Lucas
  • Indian Creek Elementary – Joann Pardridge
  • Indian Creek High School – Lisa Fleming
  • Indian Creek Middle School – Emily Butler
  • J.R. Wood Elementary – Wendy Merkel
  • Jefferson Elementary – Brenda Woker
  • Kingston Elementary – Barbara Benzinger
  • Lincoln Elementary – Danelle Davis
  • Littlejohn Elementary – Joanie Novak
  • Malta Elementary – Carri Flewellyn
  • North Grove Elementary – Allyson Holder
  • North School – Chris Berg
  • Prairie View Elementary – (Ambassador needed)
  • Sandwich High School – Vida Martin
  • Sandwich Middle School – (Mr. Heilemeier)
  • Somonauk High School – Jenny Wold
  • Somonauk Middle School – Joanne Zaleski
  • South Prairie Elementary – (Mr. Wesley)
  • Southeast School – Jon Walter
  • St. Mary School – Sue Pelikan
  • St. Mary’s School – Mary Iwans
  • Sycamore High School – Pam Olson
  • Sycamore Middle School – Justin Hames
  • Tyler Elementary – Nancy Chapman
  • West School – Laurie Jacobson
  • Woodbury Elementary – Deb Heinekamp