GOSHEN COUNTY – Although Goshen County Teacher of the Year Jason Groene is beyond thrilled about his most recent honor, you won’t find him resting on his laurels anytime soon – he simply doesn’t have the time.
Groene, who is the ag education instructor for Torrington and Lingle-Fort Laramie High School and Middle School, also acts as the school district’s Perkins testing coordinator and worked to line up students’ upcoming testing schedules while speaking with the Telegram about earning Teacher of the Year Tuesday.
“Our world never stops out in these buildings,” Groene said. “We are constantly doing something within our program. Just like ag itself, it never stops – there is always something going on.”
Groene grew up on a 1,200-acre farm and ranch located on the Kansas/Oklahoma border where his family raised wheat, milo, alfalfa, hay, oats and soybeans and owned yearling, grass and feedlot cattle.