Welding and Animal Science.
As far apart as those two subjects might seem, from heavy metal to furry animals, they are new agriculture teacher Madisyn Schuster’s favorites to teach.
“With teaching welding, I love seeing the excitement in students’ faces when they lay their first bead and helping students learn a lifelong skill. Animal Science is my favorite area of agriculture, and I love animals.”
Schuster was raised in Wisconsin and graduated from high school in Mosinee, a town of about 4500 midway between Eau Claire and Green Bay.
In her sophomore year, a new agriculture teacher introduced her to teaching agriculture, influencing Schuster to follow in her mentor’s footsteps.
So she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. She taught at Faribault High School before coming to Cleveland.
“I was looking for a multi-person agriculture department in a small town with an active FFA chapter, and Cleveland checked all those boxes. Ms. Kelly Susa built an impressive department, and I am excited to work with her.”
Schuster is proud of the accomplishments she worked hard for or never thought would happen, including graduating college, having a job before graduating, moving to a different state, buying a house at age 23, owning a bunch of pets and having her own garden.
When not teaching, Schuster enjoys being outside and doing activities like gardening, camping, boating, exploring, playing with pets, having campfires, hanging out with friends, swimming, snowmobiling and ice skating.
Schuster will team up with Susa to advise the school’s FFA program.