Welcome to the A.C.E. (Agriculture and Careers Exploration) program. My name is Becky Gardner and I am looking forward to a great year with an outstanding group of students. This year marks my 28th year teaching at the Gates Mills Environmental Education Center/Excel TECC. I am also an alumni of this program! I believe in it so much I never left! Throughout my high school and college years, I have experienced employment with a florist, nursery, garden center and a landscape maintenance company. I believe it is important for students to gain experience in many fields so they will be better prepared to select an area of specialization.
Students in this program will be encouraged to reach goals they may never have before - both personal and educational.
Check my website frequently for assignments and announcements.
Gates Mills Environmental Education Center
390 County Line Road
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
A.C.E.(Agriculture and Career Exploration) instructor
Excel TECC Department Chair
The Ohio State University-B.S.-Horticulture, 1989
Kent State University-MA - Education, 1994
Lake Erie College - continuing education, 1994-2012
Kent State University-Career Based Intervention endorsement, 2013
Be Respectful: Every student has the right to a safe and secure classroom; you do not have the right to impede or jeopardize the environment, your fellow classmates, and your teacher. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Be A Worker: Do your job! Challenge yourself to be productive. You are here; use your time wisely.
Be in Attendance: Your attendance is crucial to your success. Make attendance a priority in your education. If you are unable to attend class due to illness, call 440-995-7565 before 7:30 a.m.