Rooted in Wyoming Announce Teacher of the Year

Rooted in Wyoming recently announced that Caroline Houck of Big Horn Elementary is the recipient of the 2021 Teacher of the Year Award. Houck has been with Big Horn’s Ram Harvest Garden (RHG), Rooted in Wyoming’s first garden, since the initial planning stages in 2016. In 2018 she became RHG’s first garden leader, has volunteered for the Hoe Down, was a seed foster-parent during the spring Covid lockdown, and continues to lead activities in the garden with her first-grade class.

Rooted in Wyoming created this annual award to recognize a teacher who demonstrates commitment, dedication, and creative use of their school garden as a teaching tool.  Rooted in Wyoming’s Teacher of the Year will receive a $150 gift to use toward the purchase of an enhancement to their garden. Rooted in Wyoming has helped establish nine successful garden programs in Sheridan County since 2016.  The organization received its 501c-3 determination in December, after operating as a special project of the Wyoming Community Foundation for two years.

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