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Associate Executive Director
Alissa Smith
Email: ASmith.NAAE@uky.edu

Alissa takes the lead on NAAE's professional development initiatives, including but not limited to, the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassadors, Teachers Turn the Key, and eXcellence in Leadership for Retention (XLR8). She also manages most of the NAAE professional staff functions including communications/marketing, meeting planning, and membership.

A Kentucky native, Alissa earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural education from the University of Kentucky. Before joining the NAAE staff in July 2006, she taught agriculture for five and one-half years in the Jessamine County Schools in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Alissa and her husband, Jonathan, have two delightful daughters, Remie and Bracie. As a family they are busy with the girls' sports activities, raising and showing Boer goats, and breeding Corgis and Australian Shepherds.

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