2016 VATFACS Professional Development Institute Call for Presenters

Please consider completing a presenter application to present at the 2016 VATFACS Professional Development Institute at The Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA, July 31 - August 3, 2016.

 VATFACS Professional Development Institute 2016 Presenter Application Link:


2016 VATFACS Grand Carousel and Showcase Application

Please consider presenting at the Grand Carousel and Showcase and receive 15 staff development points. Click on this link to download the application.

 2016 VATFACS Professional Development Intitute Announcement

Plan to attend this year’s Summer Institute in Roanoke from July 31 to August 3 to sharpen your teaching skills, present your best practices and earn recertification ponts. Check out the link for complete details.

Conference Resources Now Online

Download files from Institute Presenters and from the Grand Carousel here on line. Visit the “Institute File Sharing Page” to see what has been posted. 

VATFACS Award and Scholarship Recipients Announced

At the 2015 Professional Development Institute awards will be given to honor outstanding VATFACS members, Business and Industry, Administrators, and scholarship recipients. Visit the links soon to see this years winners and use the Awards and Scholarship links to learn how  to apply for the coming year.

FACS Listserve: Stay informed by joining the FACS List serve. Receive program updates, important announcements and teacher resources through our listserv. Send your e-mail address, name, and school division to Helen Fuqua to be added.

FACSEDLISTSERV.ORG: Share resources and stay informed by joining the FACSED listserv designed for teacher use. Need a roommate for yourself or your students for FCCLA or FEA Conferences? Want information on resources to teach a new concept? Then this listserv is for you! For information on joining the listserv, contact Emily O’Connor at




 Welcome to VATFACS Online 

We are an organization dedicated to promoting Family and Consumer Sciences in Virginia public schools to improve the lives of our students, their families, and our communities.

Our mission is to…

  • Collaborate with Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to provide professional development opportunities for our members and all FACS teachers in Virginia.
  • Provide opportunity for an exchange of ideas and materials as well as a sharing of experience and expectations for FACS teachers in Virginia.
  • Support the purposes of the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education.

Members of VATFACS benefit in their profession through:

  • Professional Development Institute at our summer conference
  • Recognition through Awards Scholarships for teachers and students
  • VACTE membership provides CTE representation in legislative matters