Mrs. Amy Kline
FFA Alumni Advisor
I was born in Maryland. I grew up working on my grandparents truckpatch (farmette). I attended Milton Hershey School(MHS) in Hershey, PA (a private boarding school) from 5th - 12th grade. While attending MHS, I was involved in farming the 20,000 acres they own as well as teaching in the Horsemanship program and working at the Animal Center. During the school year, I was enrolled in the Horticulture program, where we ran a flower shop and worked on landscaping and maintaining natural sites around the campus. Over the summer, I maintained a Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) program caring for and showing dairy goats, sheep, beef cattle, rabbits, cavies, reptiles, and all other classroom and student home animals that we housed while people were on vacation. My other SAE's included on and off farm work experiences.
I enjoyed being an active member of my FFA chapter, serving as the President. I also enjoyed working as a county FFA officer. After I graduated from High School, I spent a year serving as the Pennsylvania FFA Sentinel. I enjoyed participating in as many FFA CDE's, leadership conferences, and activities as I could. Some highlights from my FFA experience include a 3 week agricultural exchange to Russia, attending the Washington Leadership Conference, attending the National FFA Convention each year, serving as a state FFA officer, earning my American FFA degree, and many more.
After my year of service as a state FFA officer, I attended Delaware Valley College (University) in Doylestown, PA majoring in Secondary Education, Agriculture for 3 years. After graduating early, I began my teaching career at Ephrata Area High School, in Ephrata, PA. I taught Agriculture Science I, Agriculture Science II, Agriculture Leadership I, Agriculture Leadership II, Agriculture Mechanics III, Veterinary Techniques, Outdoor Horticulture, Animal Science, Wildlife, Consumer Environmental Science, and Independent Studies courses. At Ephrata, I advised the FFA Chapter, was involved in the Young Farmer Program, and managed the school farm and greenhouse. Next, I taught at Voorhees and North Hunterdon High Schools. I taught the Small Gas Engines I, Small Gas Engines II, Animal Science I, Animal Science II, Landscape Design, Horticulture, and Equine Science courses. At Voorhees I re-chartered the FFA and advised it and managed a small animal program and greenhouse. I then taught at Bangor Area High School. At Bangor, I taught Horticulture Spring, Horticulture Fall, Agriculture Science, and Horticulture for Life Classes. At Bangor, I re-chartered the FFA chapter and advised it as well as the Horticulture Club. I managed the greenhouse and worked with the Bangor Beautification Committee as well as the Project Success program. I wrote grants that helped to utilize areas of the school property for large animal management and landscape projects related to beautifying the town of Bangor through landscaping and hardscaping. At Warren Hills, I teach Animal Science, Floral Design, Plant and Soil Science, Environmental Science, and Horticulture courses. I advise the FFA chapter and FFA Alumni chapter.
I earned my M. Ed in Agriculture and Extension Education from The Pennsylvania State University, while teaching. I am currently looking forward to furthering my education through other advanced courses.