Matt McIntire deserves this award as he is such an inspiration and advocate in our community. On a daily basis he provides a positive, caring and helpful service to students, facility, parents, and community members. His help reaches far beyond the Archie school and Archie community and he makes a positive difference in the lives of many on a daily basis. This world is a better place due to Matt. I strongly recommend Matt McIntire for this award!
Congratulations on the nomination, Matt! Archie is lucky to have you and your knowledge that you share with students, staff, and the community!
Matt deserves this recommendation and acknowledgement more than any educator I know. The impact he has had and continues to have on students is profound. He is a change maker in the lives of students. There is no doubt about that! Congratulations and good luck, Matt!
Mr. McIntire is a legend in Archie and beyond! He is known for excellence at his profession, tireless efforts to reach and engage students, and professionalism in all he does. His students love him, his colleagues respect him, and his peers in the field of agriculture education revere him. Matt McIntire has truly been a positive influencer in thousands of lives!
All of "Mac's" accomplishments, development and awards are listed and they are amazing. However, the special thing that can't be learned or acquired is the love Mac has for working with and teaching our kids! He connects with them and makes learning fun while still maintaining the classroom structure; they highly respect him and simply enjoy being around him...that's a perfect set up for learning. We're blessed to have him at Archie and we appreciate all you do Mac.
Matt has made a great difference in the lives of many students, including my daughter. He is a great leader for the Archie FFA and is very deserving of this award.
Matt is a valuable asset to the entire Archie School system. His never ending dedication to our students, staff, and community definitely has not gone unnoticed.
Having known Mr.McIntire as a born leader most of his life, he leads by example and his insightful thoughtful praise is evident both in and out of the classroom and community as a stand up citizen, school teacher, great husband and awesome father of two children. Congratulations Matt on a most deserving nomination as a remarkable Life Changer to so many people!
Mr McIntire, or Mac as we called him, was the reason I was as successful as I was in FFA. Without him I wouldn’t have been able to win not only 1 but 2 scholarships to help me pay for my schooling. I made some of my favorite memories while in FFA with him being the reason behind most of them. The knowledge and experience I gained under his leadership is indescribable and has shaped me into the person I am today.
I've seen the dedication, volunteer time and support McIntire has shown our whirlwind community. He is one of a kind and Archie has been blessed to have him for so long!
I fully support the nomination of Matt McIntire for LifeChanger of the Year. I am a teacher from a neighboring school district who has worked with Mr. McIntire for the past twenty years and can attest to his dedication to his students and community. Mr. McIntire is the essence of what a teacher should be. He pushes his students to achieve their best and attain their goals, while at the same time showing the needed compassion. Mr. McIntire is a leader in his school district, community, and agriculture. Mr. McIntire is well thought of and admired by many agricultural educators, many of whom seek out Mr. McIntire's advice. One of Mr. McIntire's greatest strengths is his ability to see a need and take the necessary steps to fulfill that need. For example, there was a drastic need for a school in West Central Missouri to host a State Technical Skills Assessment. This event would have approximately 2000 students attend to take a performance-based skills state test. Mr. McIntire gathered resources from his community and from throughout Cass and Bates Counties to pull off this annual event. Mr. McIntire has had a huge impact on his students and community, but also on many beginning teachers. Mr. McIntire is often sought for advice and models of how to operate a successful agriculture program. His students and parents adore and respect him. Archie and the agriculture industry of southern Cass County / northern Bates County are better off because of Mr. McIntire.
Agriculture Instructor / FFA Advisor
Harrisonville Cass R-IX School District
Matt McIntire is a positive influence with the students at Archie High School. He gives of himself endlessly and is always there for his students. He is an asset to both the school and the community with his great attitude and good work ethic. I have experienced his selflessness with both of my granddaughters and am grateful for all he does.
Mr. Mcintire is one of the most positive role models and best teachers Archie has. He has positively effected countless students and teachers lives with his giving nature and instruction inside and outside of his classroom. He is always the first to lend a hand, volunteer, and help in anyway he can and never asks for anything in return. I was blessed to work with Mr. Mcintire for 11 years and he should receive this award. I cannot think of anyone else I know in the teaching profession, more deserving. Archie is lucky to have Mr. Mcintire.
What more could be said? He is the Best of the Best. I say Amen and Amen.
Mr Mcintire you are truly an inspiration to a countless number of kids that have benefited from you guidance. Regardless if they choose a career path in agriculture or not. You still empower them with the attributes to be a positive person in society and to always strive to be the best they can be
Mr. McIntire is truly one of the best! I was lucky enough to be on his state championship nursery and landscaping team, and there is not way we could’ve achieved that without him. He had cuttings of every plant in the green house for us to study. He drove us to countless greenhouses and extra contests. He gave up tons of his time to make us study guides and practice tests. He truly gives his all to not only his students, but the school and the entire community. Without him I truly do not think I would have been so active in the FFA, but with Mac it’s always a great time!
Honestly one of the most influential people in my life always has a good story and great lessons to listen to.. great at his job and brings joy to the classroom wouldn’t want a different ag teacher
Matt has always been such a positive influence to the students at school and to anyone that knows him. If you ever need anything done, he is there to help, always with a smile. Archie School has been so fortunate to have him in our district. Matt is a perfect candidate for Life Changer of the the year!
I’ve yet to find a teacher that is able to positively influence every student, regardless of stature, the way Mr. McIntire has been able to do so. He has the ability to make the important topics relatable. Not only do the students look forward to his class but they bring home the topics and teach friends or family members. Matt McIntire is the type of teacher that should be used as the perfect example for other teachers.
While I could mention multiple stories of times Mr. Mcintire pushed me beyond my comfort zone at area FFA events, or had me participate in activities that I would have never thought of, I think it’s best that I write a brief note about his character instead. During my freshman year, I was working with an other club to raise funds for children battling illnesses. As part of the fundraiser, Mr. Mcintire selflessly put on a chicken costume and danced all around the cafeteria during lunch, to raise additional funds for the cause. Again, if he’s not pushing his students to new heights, he’s actively embarrassing himself, to support other great causes!
McIntire was my Ag teacher all 4 years of high school, and taught me a heck of a lot during those 4 years. He was passionate about Ag, anyone who knows him knows that, and passes that passion onto his students. I didn’t know if I was going to like FFA, and I stuck around all 4 years. I was an officer for our chapter during one of those years, freshman year I got to do horse evaluation and go to state with it. Even after I graduated, he let me come back and teach horse evaluation to teams which was an awesome experience. He always made lessons fun, you never really felt like you were in class learning. There was always some crazy adventure you were going on whether it was learning how to weld or banding goats. He always had these sayings, I’ll never forget the first time he said RTRL my freshman year and everyone stared at him blankly, so he had to explain it, then by year two everyone had caught on. He made the school environment positive, he’s changed lives with the ag program. He took kids who have never been around the agriculture world and got them to love it. He made my school experience amazing, he’ll forever be one of the favorite teachers I had. He deserved every ounce of recognition for the impact he has had on the Archie school district, he has changed lives with his program. I’m lucky and beyond grateful to have been one of his students.
Matt gives so much to the Archie Community !! Nobody more than Matt deserves this
Matt McIntire is an amazing asset to the Archie school district and the true definition of an outstanding role model. If there's an activity going on, you can guarantee that he's assisting in some way. Both the faculty and students have great respect for Mr. McIntire. I've seen Matt interact with the students in FFA activities and school activities in general and he definitely leads by example. Matt McIntire is very worthy of this nomination, as he truly is a life-changer!
Mr. McIntire has changed the lives of countless students since his career in Agriculture Education began. Walking into his classroom for the first time was nothing short of life changing. Everyday he pushed me towards the success I was hungry for. Without his guidance and support, I know without a doubt that I would not be as qualified nor would I be confident in my abilities. Somehow, he saw potential in me and never let gave up on the hope he had for my future. I owe a great deal of my accomplishments to him and without a doubt would I look back at my high school career and be so fond of the memories I made. Mr. McIntire is the best there is in education. I have had the opportunity to travel the state and visit with other educators, while there are many good teachers, I consider Matt to be one of the greats.
McIntire started teaching Ag my sophomore year of high school. He is still the same guy he was then. Always there for his kids and his community. He always has a friendly smile and hello. Certainly one teacher I will always remember having.
Matt not only taught my husband in high school, but has also taught all three of our children. All four of them love him. Our youngest child is high functioning autistic and has a passion for animals. Matt has been by her side every step of the way as she has gotten into showing and raising her own goats and beef Cattle. As a sophomore she has already accomplished so many things in FFA and in her our agricultural journey. He has spent hours outside of school during the weekends and summer teaching her and attending shows with her. He has been more than patient with her neurodivergent tendencies and never once made her feel any different. Our oldest child graduated during the COVID pandemic and Matt drove to each Senior FFA member's home and gave them each a gift because they wouldn't be getting their annual end of year banquet and recognition. He really is the guy that you wonder, "how the hell will we ever replace him" when he retires. There's no doubt in my mind that he has impacted so many lives and I've seen it first hand with my own children. He's truly one of a kind. One who would never ask for recognition but deserves far more than he gets and without a doubt deserves the Life Changer of the Year Award
Couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than Matt McIntire!
Wouldn’t be where I am today without him and I strive everyday to be half the Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor he is!
As a former student of Mr. McIntire, I can say that he truly cultivates an inspiring, impactful, and hands on learning experience for each and every student.
Matt McIntire has shown Pat and I over and over, how wonderful it is to know if you need anything, you can count on Matt's help. He never does these acts of kindness loudly or for attention. He acts as though it's nothing, but we know better. One of the best people we know.
Matt McIntire supports our school K-12 even though he is a secondary teacher. He invests a great deal of time outside of contract hours to make our school be the best it can be. Mr. McIntire’s dedication, humor, and solution driven attitude are all traits that make him one of the best educators that I have worked with in over 20 years. Mr. McIntire helps develop student leaders. He also has a knack for helping students find strengths they didn’t realized that they possessed. Matt McIntire is #ArchieStrong!
So proud of Mr. McIntire and all of his accomplishments. I was a student during his first couple of years, and could see then that we had something quite special. His passion, energy, and drive were evident then, just as they are now. I have children in the school district now, and they look forward to the days of Mr. McIntire driving their bus, or coming to the county fair to watch them show. A very fitting award for a very deserving man.
I have three children who attend the Archie school district, and though none are yet old enough to have a class with Mr. McIntire, you better believe they know exactly who he is; and they have since beginning preschool. I am not sure there is anyone at our school who has worn more hats than him.
I personally attended another school within Cass County, but had the opportunity to get to know him as he helped my school’s competition teams train before events. He also helped on a panel to elect our FFA officers as well as shared a bus to and from events many times. It was very clear to me then, even as a student from another district, that you’d be hard pressed to find anyone more devoted to agricultural education than him. That was in the early 2000’s and the only thing that has changed is his devotion to the well being of the entire district, and the students within it has grown deeper and deeper.
Nominating him was an obvious move on the districts part, but choosing him amongst the other incredible nominees would be rewarding an incredible teacher and man for his dedication and hard work, as well as showing our students that leading by example is simply the right thing to do.