I have a great passion for Family and Consumer Sciences! I grew up in the FCS world. My mother was a FCS teacher and from the time I was six years old I knew I wanted to be a FCS teacher too. I love what I teach and I feel the FCS courses students take are the most valuable courses of their educational journey.
I feel a great need to open lines of communication to decision making stakeholders about the incredible things FCS teachers are doing in their classrooms. Promoting our programs to administrators, guidance counselors, parents, students, industry leaders, lawmakers, and anyone else who will listen is vital in maintaining and building our FCS programs. I hope we will unite to network and collaborate on ways we can promote the value of FCS courses in family life, community activity, and workforce participation.
I look forward to serving as the UAFCS President this year and associating with all the amazing FCS teachers in our great state. #utahfcs #sayyestofcs #familyandconsumersciences
Dr. Shelli Barnum