WIU alumna Kaylyn Davenport has created a student-run floral shop at the California high school where she teaches agriculture education classes.
MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University alumna Kaylyn Davenport, who is a floral design teacher at a California high school, has created a unique learning opportunity for her students to run their own floral shop through her class.
“Falcon Floral” was started in Atwater High School in Atwater, CA, and allows students to learn not only floral design abilities, but also managerial and leadership skills.
When Davenport, a 2014 agriculture education graduate, took over the program, there were three sections of introduction to floral design and one section of advanced floral designs, with only 21 students. Now there are five sections of introduction to floral design, with about 40 students per class. Davenport teaches three of those sections, as well as two sections of advanced floral design to 57 students…[READ MORE]