CHARLOTTESVILLE –The Purdue University Agricultural Education program has placed a student teacher, Marissa Modglin, with the agricultural science and business instructor, Diana Arellano, at Eastern Hancock High School, from January through April.

Modglin, 22, a senior studying agriculture education at Purdue University, will be teaching several agriculture-related classes this semester at Eastern Hancock schools. Modglin, who will be working under the wing of several agriculture teachers, will take on seventh- and eighth-grade agriculture classes, agribusiness management, horticulture, food science and advanced life sciences _ animals, according to a press release.

The student teaching experience will also include advising FFA activities such as career development events, leadership conferences, parliamentary procedure and more.

“Student teaching is a capstone experience in the undergraduate education process, and the local agricultural science and business instructor, Diana Arellano, becomes a real extension of Purdue’s Agricultural Education Program,” said B. Allen Talbert, coordinator of the student teaching experience in Agricultural Education at Purdue University. Modglin will be supervised on site by Jerry Peters from Purdue University.

After she graduates this spring, she will return to Illinois to take over the agriculture program at Freeburg Community High School in Freeburg, Illinois.