About Our Program
Paul Revere Middle School Agriculture Program is proud to be one of the first middle school FFA Chapters in the state of California!
Paul Revere Charter Middle School & Magnet Center in Pacific Palisades, California, of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) provides a comprehensive Agricultural Education Program as defined by the National Council for Agricultural Education delivered through three major components: 1) classroom/laboratory instruction (contextual learning), 2) supervised agricultural experience programs (work-based learning), and 3) student leadership experiences through the FFA organization.
"Agriculture Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems."
The program at Paul Revere Middle School seeks to provide students with a balanced instructional experience that includes instruction on Animal Science, Horticulture, Food Science, Agronomy, and Natural Resource Management using the framework of the California Career and Technical Education Standards in Agricultural Sciences, and integrated with national standards, students' academic coursework, and the major features of the California agriculture industry. It serves a diverse student body in grades 6-8 through a variety of agricultural elective courses. Instruction is provided in the classroom and at the two acre school farm.
Paul Revere Middle School provides agricultural instruction to over 500 students annually, and agricultural experiences to approximately 200 more students through lunch clubs and garden work days, representing one third of the total student body.
About Ms. R
Hello, my name is Carrie Lawson Robertson and I've taught agriculture at Paul Revere since 2011. I'm proud to be a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Career & Technical Education, with a specialization in Natural Resources/Agriculture. I'm currently enrolled in the CSUN Masters Program in Secondary Science Education. I love providing my students with HAND'S ON learning experiences.
I love learning about agriculture! My father's cattle operation provided me with an early training ground in production agriculture. (Yep, I was a cowgirl.) I was lucky to participate in outstanding agriculture programs at Hale Junior High and Canoga Park High School, where I was active in FFA, and my teachers Mr. Herrera and Mr. Pietrolungo still inspire what I do today. I also raised pigs and steers in the FFA, and in college I farmed citrus and avocado trees, grew broiler chickens, and played polo, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I majored in Agriculture.
Today, my family keeps me busy with volleyball, camping, and travel, but in my spare time, I love "anything with dirt"... hiking, backpacking, camping, and gardening with native plants!
I'm proud to bring the story of agriculture to my students each day!