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Ag Teacher named LHS Teacher of the Year 2014

May 12, 2014

Lindsay Tomlinson has been named Liberty High School’s Teacher of the Year for 2014. For the past six years, she has served as both an Agriculture teacher for Liberty and a Future Farmers of America (FFA) Advisor. During her time there, she has made leaps and bounds with the Agriculture program. Now a two-teacher program, agriculture at Liberty has transformed into two career-specific curriculums. As part of that, they’ve added a veterinary science class, which she considers one of her favorite achievements at the high school so far.

Along with the new class, Ms. Tomlinson has a very competitive FFA Livestock Show team. As of early this year, Liberty acquired a school farm. Livestock on the farm consists of chickens, goats, sheep, and an Angus heifer. The farm is growing as Ms. Tomlinson and her students are making space for a garden and planning to take on more animals.

Tomlinson started her teaching career in Appomattox, but after three years decided to apply for a job in Bedford County because she loved the area. She credits her success to the overwhelming support of the agriculture community in Bedford, and to her mentor Diane Poole, a fellow agriculture teacher at Staunton River High School.