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Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education

Shay Williams-Hopper

Shay Williams-Hopper

Agricultural Education Faculty



EHD 155A Student Teaching


BS - California State University, Fresno
Agriculture Education Teaching Credential - California State University, Fresno
MS - California Polytechnic University, SLO
Administrative Services Credential - Madera County Office of Education

Work Experience

California Department of Education (2019-Present)
- Education programs consultant for 75 area high schools
- Student leadership activity coordinator
- Agriculture incentive grant manager

Tulare Jt. Union High School District (2004-19)
- Ag instructor, 9th-12th grade
- FFA advisor
- Master teacher


California State Star FFA Advisor
State CATA Teacher of Excellence Award
State CATA Outstanding Young Member Award Winner
NAAE Outstanding Young Member Award Winner Region 1
NAAE/DuPont Agriscience Teacher Ambassador
DELTA Conference
Kagan Training
CTE Online Curriculum Developer
Cal Poly, SLO Dean’s List
CSUF Dean’s Scholars List
CSUF President’s Scholars List
American FFA Degree
CSUF Ag-One Scholarship Recipient
Don Diego Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Conference Presenter at: State CATA Conference, NAAE Convention, San Joaquin Roadshow, State FFA Convention, National FFA Convention
Butte County Office of Education Leadership Development Institute Participant
American Honorary Degree Recipient


California State CATA Vice President
San Joaquin Regional CATA President
NAAE Trained Facilitator
NAAE Finance Committee Member for Region I
Tulare Western School Site Council Member
Tulare Western WASC Committee Member
Tulare CTA Negotiations Committee Member
Tulare CTA Secretary
Induction Program Support Provider
PARS Support Provider
National Chapter Award Committee Member Judge in Indianapolis
National Proficiency Award Judge
Past Tulare-Kings Sectional CATA Officer
Past State CATA Curriculum Committee Chair
Past State CATA Secondary Division Chair
State CATA Mentoring Conference
State CATA Committee Chair for Teach Ag Campaign
NAAE Outstanding Program and Mentoring Judge
State CATA Awards Program Judge
State FFA Association Student Awards Committee Advisor
State FFFA Association Student Opportunities Committee Advisor
Elbow Creek Elementary School PTO President


Tulare County Farm Bureau
National FFA Alumni Association
California Teachers Association
Association for Career and Technical Education Member
California Science Teachers Association
California Agriculture Teacher’s Association
National Association of Agriculture Educators
Fresno State Alumni Association
Elbow Creek Elementary School PTO