Congratulations to Laura Ringler, Ohio ACTE Award Winner!

Laura Ringler has been named the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher of 2016. Ringler became the agriculture teacher at Plymouth High School in 2010, and her coursework includes agriculture, food science and technology, natural resources, plant and horticulture science, communications, and leadership. For her, agriculture is “a way of life” that she enjoys sharing with her students.

In her career as an agricultural education teacher, Laura Ringler has dedicated herself to creating a successful and sustainable agricultural education program. She has collaborated with alumni to raise over $15,000 annually for the Plymouth FFA program, and she has over 300 documented, annual FFA supporters in the form of businesses, alumni, individual donors, and guest speakers. In addition, she has earned over $17,000 in grants over the last five years, which she has used to further develop the agricultural education program and keep students experimenting and learning. Her favorite project has been assisting the Plymouth-Shiloh Area Food Pantry in cleaning the pantry and distributing food, as well as growing food for the patrons. (

Ringer uses Feed the World curriculum! Check out this story.