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Kristie Keys

Kristie Keys

Hale Center ISD

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Kristie's work combines: Education, Science, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Agscience Teacher

Teach agriculture science to high schoolers. Subjects taught are floral design, horticulture, animal and plant science.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Merkel High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

    Texas Tech University

  • Graduate Degree

    Agricultural Teacher Education

    Texas Tech University

  • Certification

    Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language

    Texas International Cotton School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary:

Bachelor's Degree: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Graduate Degree: Agricultural Teacher Education

Certification: Teaching French as a Second or Foreign Language

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    In high school I knew I wanted to be an ag teacher.

  • 2.

    Choosing the college was the hardest part. I didn't know the best college for me. Both my high school ag teachers graduated from Tarleton so that's where I thought I needed to go.

  • 3.

    Decided, at the last minute, to go to Texas Tech. The atmosphere just felt better and all professors were so personable.

  • 4.

    Tech helped to prepare me for interviews and was very helpful at helping me choose the perfect job for me.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Teachers:

    I heard teachers don't make that much money.

  • How I responded:

    It's not about the money, it's about the passion you get to share with students who may have not found their passions yet. It also gives you a chance to change someone's life by providing guidance and a listening ear. Sometimes that is all someone needs.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • If you are dedicated and driven to earn a degree, there are resources out there to help you pay for it. It may take extra work on your part but in the end you will be rewarded with a degree that you love and a career you enjoy waking up for each day.