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  2022 National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education (NASAE) Outstanding State Supervisor  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  10/26/2022 7:00:00 AM  

Congratulations to our 1st 2022 National Winner!  Mr. Dean Dittmar was named the 2022 National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education (NASAE) Outstanding State Supervisor. 

The Outstanding State Supervisor award recognizes a member of NASAE who has made outstanding contributions to agricultural education state supervision.

Our 2022 Outstanding State Supervisor has given his career to agricultural education from a high school FFA member to now leading agricultural education in our state. Dean is described with words like passion, innovation, devotion, and impact. He is a strong advocate for the agriculture industry and agricultural education. Dean has an ability to solve problems which has proved invaluable to the growth of agricultural education in Illinois. As the Outstanding State Supervisor he has influenced an increase in state funding which supports extended contracts for teachers, the purchase and development of curriculum and resources, and utilization of AET.

As the 2022 Outstanding State Supervisor, Dean empowers and encourages teachers, assists with National FFA programs and initiatives, regularly establishes new agriculture programs and FFA Alumni chapters, and works closely with teacher educators to better support future teachers.

He has been instrumental in the establishment of junior MANRRS chapters and the creation of the first ever Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute in our state. Through his advocacy efforts, he has helped place Ag in the Classroom coordinators across the state to promote agriculture to elementary students. Dean exhibits leadership and has the vision to be progressive at all levels of education. As this year’s award winner Dean is an absolute example of dedication and professionalism and is an incredible member of state staff in Illinois and within NASAE. I personally value the 2022 Outstanding State Supervisor for his guidance, advice and assistance over the last 20 years.  His countless hours of service, his many talents and intense dedication to agricultural education, not to mention his leadership in our organization has made a difference in the lives of many.

Help us celebrate Dean Dittmar, the 2022 NASAE Outstanding State Supervisor!

Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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