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Agricultural educator

John Michael Blankenship, American agricultural educator. Certified nursery professional.

Background

Blankenship, John Michael was born on November 11, 1955 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of John L. and Nina F. (White) Blankenship.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with honors, University Tennessee, 1976. Master of Science in Agriculture Education, University Tennessee, 1980. Postgraduate, University Tennessee, 1990.

Career

Summer intern Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, 1975. Summer student intern Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia, 1976. Teaching assistant recreation design laboratory University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1976-1977.

Agriculture education instructor Doyle High School, 1977-1989, N. Knox Vocational Center and Halls High School, Knoxville, since 1989. Member teacher advisory board Knox County, 1981-1990. Sponsor Future Farmers of America, since 1977.

Achievements

  • Certified nursery professional.

Membership

Member National Education Association, National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (Teacher of Teachers 1982), Tennessee Nursery Association, E. Tennessee Horticulture and Landscape Association (president 1990-1992), Professional Career Ladder for Teachers (Level III), Tennessee Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (east Tennessee, vice president, president 1995-1996), Professional Plant Growers Association, Tennessee Education Association, Knox County Education Association, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, Alpha Zeta.

Connections

Married Joy W. Blankenship, July 15, 1978. Children: Bonny, Mark.

father:
John L. Blankenship

mother:
Nina F. (White) Blankenship

spouse:
Joy W. Blankenship

child:
Bonny Blankenship

child:
Mark Blankenship