As a Region VII MAAE member Mr. Pehrson was selected by other Ag Teacher as the Outstanding Early Career Teacher on January 18th 2020
Agricultural education is continually faced with a shortage of qualified teachers. Unless those who have been trained enter and remain in the profession for a period of several years, the shortage of qualified teachers will prevail. As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, the Minnesota Agricultural Association of Educators Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award program are MAAE members who are in their third, fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh year of teaching. .)
Upon selection of the Outstanding Early Career Teacher at the MAAE Region level a teacher is recognized at the state level and then applies to the National level.