Teacher Spotlight: Teddi Reyes
January 23, 2020 | View PDF
A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis.
Teddi Reyes is an agriculture teacher at Shafter High School. Before teaching at Shafter High School, Reyes graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obsipo with a bachelors degree in Agriculture Science and continued her education to earn a Master of Agricultural Education.
Teddi has always had a love for the agriculture world and loves to bust myths that people form about agriculture. Moving forward in her career, she wanted to take this love to the classroom. When she began teaching at Shafter High School she immediately fell in love with the students and community.
Reyes teaches Agriculture Biology and Veterinary Science, and is also very involved in the Future Farmers of America program on campus by teaching the Agriculture Leadership course. During the summer and fall, Teddi spends a lot of time advising students who show lambs in the FFA program to prepare them for the competitions at the Kern County Fair.
Reyes knows not every student that walks into her classroom has a love for agriculture, but her hope is that every student leaves her classroom with a better understanding of the agriculture world and has a new respect for it. Teddi also hopes students learn to have a curiosity for how the world works and find that the answers tie back to agriculture.
Reyes is known on campus for never sugar-coating anything. She wants her students to succeed after high school, which means being honest about what life will throw at them. Her goal is for her students to become "better leaders, learn how to represent the agriculture community, and to know how to navigate the world when leaving Shafter High School."