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Sun Valley High School CTE Teacher Receives National Outstanding Teacher Award

Doug Latta

Doug Latta, CTE teacher at Sun Valley High School, received one of six national Outstanding Teacher Awards at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) conference in Nashville,TN on November 18, 2009.

Mr. Latta has been teaching at Sun Valley High School since 1996 and has built an excellent Agriculture program at the school. Mr. Latta "works to relate classroom instruction to real-world situations and incorporates core subjects like math into his lessons" according to a NAAE press release. Mr. Latta was also recently named teacher of the year at Sun Valley High School.

A colleague of his, Dale Cochran, commented that, "He makes tireless efforts to motivate his students to reach their greatest potential." Along with the award, Mr. Latta received a two-year lease on a Toyota Tundra pickup truck.

Written by: Sandra Noel
Posted: Dec 15, 2009 by Sandra Noel

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