Stuart Watson

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Stuart Watson
Senior Coordinator for FFA, Tennessee Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
United States

Stuart Watson as Senior Coordinator for FFA for the Tennessee Department of Education College Career and Technical Education division. In the role, Watson leads the department’s work involving the FFA program, an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership.

Watson is an experienced agricultural educator with stints at Obion County and Dyersburg City Schools. Watson is a past Dyersburg FFA member himself, earning the American FFA Degree and being elected as State Sentinel in 2006. He is familiar with supporting the statewide FFA program. From 2016 to 2018, he worked within the Tennessee Department of Education as a Regional Consultant for FFA, responsible for West Tennessee. Watson spent the past five years as FFA Advisor and agricultural educator for Obion County High School.

In 2022, the Tennessee Departments of Agriculture and Education executed a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a working partnership to administer the agricultural education program in Tennessee. The new partnership expanded staff support for FFA with six new positions in the Department of Agriculture with a sharp focus on growing and improving the student organization. The staff in the Department of Education, including the newly established Senior Coordinator for FFA position, continues to lead curriculum development and, with the help of Watson, offers critical classroom and teacher support.