In honor of CTE month (February), PCPS would like to highlight the CTE teachers throughout our division! In each highlight, you will learn about the courses they teach, their years of experience in and out of the classroom, what drew them to teaching and the cool projects their CTE classes are completing! To them, we say "thank you" for all that you do each day to bring Career and Technical Education alive for our students!
Katie Rines - Luray High School
Agriculture (Small Engines, Plant Science, Small Animal Care, Equine
Management, and more)
Years of Experience - 8
What drew you to teaching?
I've always enjoyed school and wanted to make a difference so it seemed
like the perfect fit. I fell in love with agriculture classes in high school so
I decided on teaching in agriculture.
What's your favorite thing about teaching?
I love working with different students and developing relationships with
them. While it's more work, I also enjoy teaching a variety of classes and
topics. No day is ever the same.
What project(s) are you most proud of so far this year?
My equine management class just finished sending letters to various breed associations. Our hope is that they will write us back. Those days are "Mail Call" days! Also, my plant science class has been learning about the external anatomy of a leaf. In our leaf lab, students had to make observation about the leaves and then guess what type of leaf it was. Many were from plants that students have never had