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Mr. Sam Meredith

Welding / Ag Shop Skills, Welding Tech I/II,
and Ag Construction Instructor
FFA & Ag Mechanics Advisor and BBQ Extraordinaire
Ag Mechanics and Soil & Land Evaluation Judging Team Coach


  Birth Place: Modesto, CA
Current Residence: Merced, CA

Family: Lovely wife (Marie) and two daughters (Catherine and Clare) and a son (Nicholas)

High School: Thomas Downey High School

Education Highlights:
     - Thomas Downey High School

     - Fresno State University

             * B.S. Degree in Agriculture Education

             * Concentration in Agriculture Mechanics

     - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

             * M.S. Degree in Agriculture Science

Atwater High School Agriculture Instructor Since: 2004-2005 school year

Favorite Movie: Tombstone

Hunting and Fishing

Favorite Group:
Led Zeppelin

Favorite Magazine: “Predator Extreme”

Favorite ("pump up") Song: "Final Countdown" by Europe

Teaching Philosophy:

          “It’s not going to build itself!” (famous Ag Mechanics philosophy)

          "It's faster to build it right the first time"

Influential People (outside of family):

          · Mr. Ken Heupel – Fresno State Ag Mechanics Instructor

          · Mr. Donald Payne – High School Biology Teacher

Philosophy in Life:

“The worst day of fishing is better than the best day of work”

Favorite Quote:

“Electricity is just organized lightning”

Words That Describe Me According To My Teaching Collegues:

Traditional, welcoming, rugged, "all natural", intellectual, "get-r-done", organic, and caring

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