Seneca High School's agriculture department welcomes student teachers
New instructors will assist students during spring semester
SENECA — Two new faces will greet the agricultural education students as the spring semester begins at Seneca Township High School.
Angela Hiller and Lee Rincker will serve as student teachers under the direction of agriculture instructors, Jeff Maierhofer and Kent Weber.
Hiller, a senior at Illinois State is originally from Manhattan, Ill. After graduating from Lincoln-Way High School, she received an associate’s degree from Joliet Junior College in May 2010.
Despite her non-farm background, Hiller has always had an appreciation for agriculture due to encouragement from one of her high school agriculture teachers and her interest in the equine industry.
Hiller grew up working with horses and enjoys barrel racing with the National Barrel Horse Association and local shows.
“I am extremely honored and excited to be working with the people involved at the Seneca High School Agricultural Education Department," Hiller said. "I know that the experiences I gain this semester will be beneficial to me for a lifetime as a high school agricultural education teacher.”
Rincker is a native of Shelbyville, Ill., where he and his family enjoy farming and raising registered Angus cattle. In 2008, Lee graduated Shelbyville High School and then attended Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill., where he received his associate’s degree in agricultural science.
Lee is currently attending the University of Illinois, majoring in agricultural education. As a result of his student teaching experience, Lee hopes to gain valuable insight and content knowledge needed to support a successful agricultural program.
“Seneca High School is known for its prestigious agricultural education program, and I look forward to an applicable and rewarding experience," he said.