I'm a Michigander by birth, an Arizonan by heart and a Utahn by location. I have had a love for the area of family and consumer science all my life. My mother put me in sewing lessons in a neighbors home during the second grade and my love for FACS deepened.
Through my time serving on the UAFACS board I have realized the overall misconception of FACS that still abounds in many places. I truly believe that as FACS professionals we need to articulate to our local administrators all the amazingly progressive techniques that we utilize in our classrooms.
Marketing Family and Consumer Science Education is the key to getting the word out. There is a nationwide shortage of FACS teachers. We need to be continually promoting the magnificent projects, innovations and technology related curriculum that is occurring in our FACS area. We all need to strive to have the image of Family and Consumer Science become such that it is perceived as cutting edge in the realm of CTE and beyond.