VATFACS 2016 Prof Dev Institute Pics

VATFACS 2018 Professional Development Institute Infomercial

Please click on the link below for information about the VATFACS 2018 Professional Development Institute being held July 29 - August 2, 2018 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 5700 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA.

 

 

 

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Call for Presenters

 The Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, Inc. (VATFACS) invites you to present at the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Development Institute to be held July 29 - August 2, 2018 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 5700 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA.

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VATFACS attends ACTE!

VATFACS President Debbie Agee and President Elect Regina Morrone attended the ACTE Conference in Las Vegas in November 2016. Attending the annual conference allows them to keep up to date with the latest in the field of Career and Technical Education as well as our own field of Family and Consumer Sciences. Information attained is utilized in the planning of the VATFACS Annual Professional Development Institute.

VATFACS Board of Directors 2015 - 16

Announcements

Call for Nominations 

The Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, Inc. (VATFACS) has three positions on the Board of Directors open in 2016. They are: President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary. All are three year terms beginning in August 2017. 

The President Elect begins as President Elect for 2017-18, assumes the Presidency for 2018-19, and then serves as Past-President for 2019-20. Applicant must be a member of ACTE/Virginia ACTE/NATFACS/VATFACS. The President Elect must have previously served on a committee or held an office on the Board of Directors. 

The Vice President must be a member of ACTE/Virginia ACTE/NATFACS/VATFACS.

The Secretary must be a member of ACTE/Virginia ACTE/NATFACS/VATFACS.

Interested applicants should complete the attached application and submit to emilyjoconnor1@verizon.net.

Nomination forms are due no later than March 1, 2017. 

Click on the position to download the application:

President-Elect

Vice President

Secretary

 Call for Presenters

 The Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, Inc. (VATFACS) invites you to present at the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Development Institute to be held July 30 - August 2, 2017 at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue NE, Roanoke, Virginia.

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Grand Carousel and Showcase Presenters Needed

The Grand Carousel and Showcase will take place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. as part of the VATFACS Professional Development Institute at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue NE, Roanoke, Virginia.

Grand Carousel - set up so that presenter is at a round table that can accommodate 10 participants. The presenter has 15 minutes to present their best practice (activity, lesson, strategy, or project). Every 15 minutes, participants will rotate to another presentation with four rotations.

Showcase - less formal, non-timed atmosphere. Presenter sets up display of best practice (activity, lesson, strategy or project). Participants are free to move from table to table to network with no set rotation times. This is recommended for non-profit groups who desire to share resources with participants.

Grand Carousel and Showcase presenters may receive 15 re-certification hours.

For more information, please contact Regina Morrone, remorrone@fcps.edu.


 

 

Candidates for Elections of
New Officers for

VATFACS Executive Board 2017 - 2020

Candidate for President Elect - Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts is the Nutrition and Wellness instructor at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. She received her bachelor’s in Family and Consumer Science from

Norfolk State University and her master’s in Educational Leadership from Regent University. Karen has been an educator for 21 years, starting as a middle school FACS education teacher for Portsmouth Public Schools. After being transferred to the high school in 2007, she has worked tirelessly as FCCLA adviser as well as been adviser or sponsor for a number of other student activities. She has served on the FCCLA Competitive Events Advisory Team and received awards for FCCLA Spirit of Advising and Master Adviser Awards. She is a recipient of the Shanon K. Glasscock Scholarship She received the Car Perkins Community Service Award and most recently, Karen was selected as the VAFCS Teacher of the year.

Karen brings commitment and determination to the office of president-elect, In addition to her teaching experience, she has written and received several grants and donations for various class and school projects. Karen is a member of VACTEA, Virginia ACTE and ACTE, AAFCS, VAFCS, KDP, ASCD and a number of other professional organizations where she has sewed in different capacities. She is actively involved in her local Kiwanis Club and is always willing to assist others.

Candidate for Vice President - Trista Houghton Mason, M.A., M.Ed.

Trista Houghton Mason has over 10 years experience teaching levels PreK-12. She is currently the Director of the Lil’ Majors Laboratory Preschool, as well as the Early Childhood Careers Instructor and Teachers for Tomorrow Instructor for Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Wesley College in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Humanities from Marymount University, and she recently completed her second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from George Mason University.  Mrs. Mason has taught private preschool, Headstart, Elementary grades K-6, and high school. She has also just recently joined the faculty at Northern Virginia Community College as an adjunct instructor in the Early Childhood Department. She has represented Mount Vernon High School on the FCPS Career and Technical Education Teacher Advisory Committee and is a member of VATFACS and on the Awards Committee. She is also the Educators Rising Advisor for MVHS and the President Elect of her local ADK chapter, a national teachers service sorority. Mrs. Mason looks forward to promoting FACS education statewide and supporting and growing our teachers.

Candidate for Secretary - Teresa S. Jackson

 

I began my teaching career in the Fall of 1988 as a Foods Occupation teacher at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  I taught there for one year and also served as an assistant softball coach.  From there I taught Home Economics and Child Care Occupations at Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Virginia from 1989 to March 1996.  I started the Child Care Occupations program while there in the 1991-1992 school year.  It is a successful program that continues today.  When my family moved “home” to Harrisonburg, Virginia, I worked as a teacher assistant and a middle school math teacher until the Fall of 2010.  I returned to Family & Consumer Sciences in the Fall of 2010 at Thomas Harrison Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  I love teaching middle school students everything that FACS has to offer.

 When I returned to teaching FACS in 2010, things had changed in the Family & Consumer Science field, including a name change that originated with a lady who I met while in my first years of teaching in the late 1980’s, Sharron Glasscock.  She was quite an inspirational lady to look up as a teacher just beginning my career.  My affiliation with CTE began while I was student teaching under Marlene Free in Fairfax County, of course, it was called Occupational and Vocational Education then.  Marlene sent me in her place, the first three days of my student teaching experience, to a regional (or national) Occupational and Vocational Teachers Conference in Washington D.C.  I was able to meet CTE teachers from all over the east coast and central part of the United States.  As a new teacher, in the late 1980’s I attended the VATFACS summer conferences twice before starting a family.  Since returning to the FACS field in the Fall 2010, I have become involved with VATFACS by attending the VATFACS Summer Institutes four times, most recently volunteering on the Hospitality Committee for the 2016 Summer Institute held at Hotel Roanoke.  I also took pictures of all conference meal meetings for the 2016 Summer Institute.