Sienna Rodriguez – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Members of the class of 2019 aren’t the only people leaving LRHS before the official end of the school year.
Joining them will be agriculture education intern Kristen Toomey, who has been learning new skills around the Ranch and meeting students.
This year, LRHS welcomed Toomey into the FFA (Future Farmers of America) program. The agricultural science teacher, Susan Grainger, has been training Toomey since January. Her last day was April 24.
Toomey said that this was a valuable experience and a good opportunity for her to start her career. “It was good last day for me and I am looking forward to what future opportunities are available.”
Toomey has been teaching agricultural science classes at LRHS since January. Before she started her internship here, she was a student at the University of Florida majoring in agricultural education.
Toomey was positioned here by chance by her college internship program. She grew up in Lakewood Ranch, Florida and graduated from Braden River High School. She said it was an interesting experience to see the rival school.
“I was looking forward to teaching at a high school and seeing how different it was from when I attended,” she said.
Toomey is currently applying to teaching positions and will graduate May 4.