The Beaver Dam Unified School District is excited to announce that Mr. Jacob Cramer, agricultural educator at Beaver Dam High School, received the Outstanding Young Member Award from the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators at the WAAE Professional Development Conference in Middleton, from June 22-25, 2015. This award is generously sponsored by the Dairy Farm Families of Wisconsin and The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Mr. Cramer believes in empowering his students by encouraging ownership of their educational experience. Emphasis on critical thinking skills, experiential learning through cooperation allows him to create a rigorous learning environment where students master technical skills which allow students to be career ready after completing the agricultural education pathway at Beaver Dam High School. Mr. Cramer has increased enrollment in FFA, and has fostered strong community relationships resulting in an effective and inclusive agricultural education program.
“Jake is a genuine and positive person. He comes to work every day with a great attitude and a passion for his content area that is motivating,” said Mark DiSteafano, Beaver Dam High School Principal. “His professional demeanor is poised and he expresses a sincere concern for his students and colleagues.”
WAAE is the professional association for agricultural educators in Wisconsin. Members include 295 middle school, high school, technical college and university educators. The focus of the association is to provide professional development, legislative support and educational resources for teachers to enhance their local agriculture education programs.
Please join the Beaver Dam Unified School District in extending a most heartfelt and well-earned congratulations to Mr. Cramer.