A Lafayette teacher was recognized by the Louisiana Farm Bureau for her school garden project.
Paula Guidry, a fifth-grade teacher at L. Leo Judice Elementary School, was recognized on March 29 as Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year.
The Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program is designed to help students gain an awareness of the role agriculture plays in the economy and society. The gardens incorporate school curriculum as an outdoor laboratory teaching anything from science, math, English, history, language arts, and physical education.
These school gardens are a collaborative effort between school administration, faculty, students, Lafayette Master Gardeners, the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Youth Development Program and Lafayette Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Program.
Presenting the award are from left to right Kirk Martin, Lafayette Farm Bureau President; Melanie Martin, Ag in the Classroom Chairwoman; Paula Guidry, fifth-grade teacher and award recipient; Mia Lemaire, L. Leo Judice Principal; and Charles Hebert, LSU AgCenter 4-H agent.