Photo of new teacher at Buhler High School Libby Fisher. She began teaching this year and has had lots of experience in agriculture. (Photo by Lindsay Warner)
Buhler High School recently added a new addition to its staff. Libby Fisher is a first year teacher and is working in the Agriculture(Ag) department.
Growing up on a farm in eastern Iowa, Fisher had many agricultural opportunities.
“I hadn’t always thought I wanted to teach, but in my high school agriculture class it became clear that I wanted to do that for other students,” said Fisher.
“In high school I had the chance to facilitate leadership workshops for younger students, and I had tons of fun doing it. I really didn’t consider the possibility of being a teacher until one of my high school teachers told me that they thought I would be good at it. I decided to become an Ag teacher because my Ag classes and experiences in FFA had such a positive impact on me. I wanted to be able to watch students transform into strong leaders in my classroom,” Fisher said.
She later mentioned her mentors and high school Ag teacher had the biggest impact on her decision to become a teacher.
Fisher graduated from Iowa State University and finished with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences Education. She had heard positive things about the school district and its agriculture program. Because of this, she decided to apply at BHS, and was thrilled when she got the job.