Thomas Paulsen (IA '01)
TeacherCarroll High School
At the time of the Award, Thomas Paulsen was:Teacher
Carroll High School
Subject(s) taught: Agricultural or Natural Resources
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
In 1992, agriculture instructor Thomas Paulsen was selected to launch a new agriculture program at Carroll High School in Carroll. He has since developed a hands-on, community-based program that covers agribusiness, horticulture, advanced animal sciences, and wildlife and fisheries management. Combining interdisciplinary applied academics with real-world learning experiences, the program has seen a five-fold increase in enrollment since its inception. Mr. Paulsen is a member of the statewide Agricultural Educators' Professional Development Committee and actively participates in state and national associations for agriculture educators. He has established Carroll High School as a training center for student teachers from Iowa State University and has led and served on numerous school committees. In 2000, Mr. Paulsen was named Iowa Teacher of the Year.
1987 Northwest Missouri State University, B.S.
2011 Ph.D. Agricultural Education