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Welcome to the Ohio Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS) web site. We are an organization dedicated to promoting Family and Consumer Science (FCS) within Ohio and its schools to improve the lives of our students, their families and our communities.
One purpose of OATFACS is to collaborate with Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to provide professional development opportunities for our members and all FCS teachers.
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Please take a few minutes to call or email your state senator regarding proposed Senate Bill 210. Take advantage of this opportunity to inform our state senators about the benefits of Family and Consumer Sciences education.
More information about Senate Bill 210, can be found here. Try to personalize your message with related concerns in your community or highlights of your local program.
SB 210 has been assigned to the Senate Finance Committee. If you live in the district of of one of these committee members, your call/email is especially important.
Scott Oelslager (R), Chair, District 29-Stark County
Bill Coley (R), Vice Chair, 4-Butler
Tom Sawyer (D), Ranking Minority Member, 28-Summit
Dave Burke (R) 26-Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union,
Randy Gardner (R) 2-Erie, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Wood
Jim Hughes (R) 16-Franklin
Shannon Jones (R) 7-Butler , Hamilton, Warren
Frank LaRose (R) 27-Stark, Summit, Wayne
Tom Patton (R) 24-Cuyahoga
Bob Peterson (R) 17-Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson,
Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Vinton
Joe Schiavoni (D) 33-Columbiana, Mahoning
Shirley A. Smith (D) 21-Cuyahoga
Charleta B. Tavares (D) 15-Franklin
Please send the name of the senator you contacted to:
Sandra Laurenson (Laurenson1@gmail.com)
Janet Laster (JanetFLaster@gmail.com)
Co-Chair, Public Policy
Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Please be advised, the following CTE Operating Standards
are available for public review and comment until Monday, December 16,
3301-61-03 Criteria for
secondary Workforce Development programs.
3301-61-04 Criteria for
Family and Consumer Sciences programs.
3301-61-05 Criteria for
Career-Based Intervention programs.
3301-61-16 Use of
career-technical education additional weighted cost funds and career-technical
associated services funds.
- 3301-68-01 Criteria for
Career Development programs.
To ACCESS the proposed changes and provide comments, please visit
ODE’s Latest News section for Career-Technical Education at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech.
Congratulations to our Recent Award Winners
2014 Ohio Teacher of the Year
2013 Ohio ACTE
Teacher of the Year
Teresa Bodey teaches a one year, senior program at the Teacher Prep Academy for Green County Career Center. Given only a year with her students, Bodey works to fit as much experience and knowledge into her curriculum as she can. She wants to make sure her students are able to experience all aspects of the school system, exposing them to primary grades, middle and high school students as well as guidance and administrative work.
She maintains partner ships with two and four year colleges that allow her students to experience campus life and gain firsthand experience in working with students who have disabilities. Her class also meets on a college campus, giving her students access to college resources.
Bodey is also a mentor at the career center where she prepares her students as well as new teachers to meet the needs of students.
Her teaching strategy is creating an environment in which everyone can learn. She helps her students adapt this strategy to their own teaching methods and to help figure out what kind of teacher they want to be themselves.
"I find great satisfaction in a student who "figures it out" based on experiences and opportunities they have had in the program," said Bodey. "For example, this year I have a student with some medical issues that many people would say would preclude her from a teaching career. - Continued -
Wayne County Schools Career Center, Smithville, OH
Wayne County Schools Career Center teacher Debra McDonald has been named Ohio Teacher of the Year. She received the award from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross at a surprise assembly at the Career Center Nov. 6.
McDonald is the first career-technical educator to receive the award, which was initiated in 1969 to honor and promote excellence in teaching and the teaching profession and to build a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in school improvement issues.
McDonald, a 19-year teaching veteran, has taught high school students for the past eight years a in Wayne County Career Center’ Early Childhood Education and Care program. She operates a fully functioning preschool at the Career Center where her students gain practical experience as assistants.
2013 Ohio ACTE
For the past 32 years, family and consumer sciences teacher, Bunny Brooks, has dedicated her teaching career to presenting and opening new opportunities to her students.
Five years into her career she began developing what Lebanon High School now calls the college life skills course. In this course, Brooks works to make sure her curriculum keeps up with the needs of her students as well as the changes on technology. One way she does this is by taking the ACT herself to know how to better prepare her students. She also works to find websites that her students can utilize in her course. She has presented this curriculum at the OATFCS, ACTE and ACT conferences. For the past 12 years, Brooks has been keeping statics on the schools ACT students. In the past four years, Lebanon High School has been able to stay above the national average for the ACT has well as increase the number of students who take it or the SAT.
This past year, Brooks organized the schools first college and career day. Working with Sinclair Community College, Brooks invited 65 groups presenting post secondary options, or career opportunities. During a two hour block in the school day, Lebanon’s tenth through twelfth graders were able to visit the career fair. The event opened again later in the evening, this time to the public. The event was such a success that Brooks and Sinclair Community College are already scheduling next years event.