This is one of a series of profiles on new teachers in Fort Scott.
Sara Sutton is the new Fort Scott Community College Agriculture Instructor and Meats Judging Coach.
Education: Sutton came to FSCC on a rodeo scholarship with Coach Chad Cross after graduation from Shawnee Mission North in the Kansas City area. She then attended K-State on a rodeo scholarship, graduating with an agriculture degree in 2007. She earned a teaching degree and Masters in Educational Leadership from Pittsburg State University.
Experience: She taught biology at Cherokee then Uniontown high schools.
Family: Husband, Scott and twin daughters, Marley and McKinley, and son, Tucker. Her husband teaches vo-ag at Uniontown High School. Lynne Wheeler is her mother-in-law, and John and Irene Doll are her parents. “Scott and I could not do what we do without family support.”
Why a career in education?
“My high school biology teacher, Mr. Fluty, was my inspiration to go into teaching. I love science and agriculture and communicating things I’m knowledgeable about with people.
What is the priority in the new job?
“Teaching, I love teaching. I will teach ag calculations, animal science, intro to feeds and ag tech management.”
“I’m looking forward to building the program. Jennalee Martin and Ryan Edgecomb were great and I want to continue on that.”