PBS Digital Innovator 2017

Farrah McEntire

Farrah  McEntire Arizona
  • AETN
  • Star City High School
  • Star City, Arkansas

Farrah is passionate about her local community. By collaborating with community partners, her students take on real world problems, and are encouraged to take risks and test their own ideas. Their projects have included designing websites, editing video and audio, using computer animated design software, mapping bus routes using ArcMap, and using 3D printing software to model solutions. Just like in the real world, Farrah doesn’t expect instant success—failing, she explains, is an important part of learning.   “They might have to try and try again,” she says, but “the first thing I do as an educator is to let my students know that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.”

Fun Fact: There is a reason Farrah is so committed to her local community: she teaches in her hometown school.

Follow Farrah on Twitter, @McentireFarrah.