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Retired Waynesboro educator honored

December 18, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gerald Reichard of Waynesboro is one of six individuals who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Service Citation Award on Dec. 5 at the NAAE annual conference in Charlotte, N.C.

With more than 40 years of membership in NAAE, Reichard's service to the agricultural education community has been extremely valuable.

He has taught agriculture in four school districts, most recently at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. For the past 11 years, he has served as the executive secretary for the Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators (PAAE). The honorary American FFA degree recipient also has served terms on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators.

Michael Shultz, PAAE award committee chairman, said Reichard "also closely monitors the Pennsylvania General Assembly legislative initiatives, as well as the State Board of Education procedural rulings."

Each of the six regional Outstanding Service Citation winners was recognized with a plaque at the annual NAAE conference in Charlotte.

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NAAE is the professional association for agricultural educators.

The mission of NAAE is "professionals providing agricultural education for the global community through visionary leadership, advocacy and service."

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