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'Reading, Writing and Agriculture, a Powerful Partnership'

Join Kevin Daugherty, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom and Tammy Pots, Past President of the Illinois Reading Council as we showcase ways to reach teachers, students and the public through unique opportunities including teacher professional development and the "Illinois Reads Program".

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Kevin Daugherty
Email: kdaugherty@ilfb.org
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Primary Presenter
Biosketch: Kevin Daugherty is the Education Director for the Illinois AITC Program. And Illinois is the Pumpkin Capital of the U.S. This presentation was meant to be! Daugherty holds a Bachelor's in Secondary Education from the University Illinois and a Master's in Higher Education from Eastern Illinois University. A former Junior High and High School History and English teacher, Daugherty worked for as a implementation and curriculum developer for a publishing company before joining the Illinois Farm Bureau AITC Program in 2000. He is the Illinois AITC Contact, and Post-Chairman of the National Conference Planning Committee. He hosted National Conferences in 2001 in Chicago, and 2008 in St. Louis. Daugherty is married, and has three children. He is active in his church, and serves as the President of the LeRoy CUSD #2 Board of Education in LeRoy, IL.
Organization/Affiliation: Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
Tammy Potts
Email: totts351@gmail.com
Speaker Order: 2
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
Biosketch: Tammy is the Past President of the Illinois Reading Council, a professional organization of nearly 4,000 reading professionals across Illinois. She is also the founder, creator and chair of Illinois Reads that annually highlights 36 (or more) Illinois Authors (writing from Birth to Adult) during year long event, starting with a student focused kickoff and concluding with Family Reading Night each November.
Organization/Affiliation: Illinois Reading Council