"I am constantly changing my curriculum to give students the technical skills required to be successful in the 21st Century," says Curtis Leslie, who teaches agricultural education and agriscience at Kindred Public Schools in Kindred. Mr. Leslie has also served as state president of the North Dakota Agriculture Teachers Association and on the State Curriculum Committee for Agriscience/Agricultural Education. In January 1995, Mr. Leslie was awarded a grant to develop the School-To-Work program at Kindred Public School. By establishing partnerships with employers, the program prepares students for careers in high-skill, high-wage jobs and includes a unique "job shadowing" component for both teachers and students. Working to accommodate the trend away from vocational agriculture and towards agriscience and agribusiness, Mr. Leslie has been instrumental to the success of an award-winning school-wide effort to integrate technology into the curriculum.
1978 North Dakota State University, B.A.