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Thank you for attending the OATFACS 2014 Summer Conference. Now that school is underway please take a moment to reflect on the conference and provide feedback so that we can continue to improve the conference.

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Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts.

Conference planning committee will meet on September 20th at the FFA Center, located on the State Fair grounds, at 1pm. Please email me if you wish to join the committee.


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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From Our President:

Dear Colleagues,

What an honor it is to serve as Ohio Association of Teachers in Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS) President for this coming year. Our goals for the coming year include:

  • Provide professional development for FCS Career Technical educators to assist them in preparing students for careers, work and family life.
  • Provide an organization for group action dealing with issues of importance to Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Provide opportunities to exchange ideas and materials as well as sharing expectations.
  • Support the purpose of the Ohio Association of Career Technical Education.

Your membership and involvement allows us to keep moving FCS Career Technical Education forward in Ohio.

Thank you,

Dova Zak
OATFACS President



Teacher of the Year!

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The award comes from the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education.
Michitsch has made significant innovative contributions to the culinary arts field and has helped to promote and improve career-technical education at the JVS and around the state during his 25 year tenure.
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., he earned an Ohio Teaching Certificate from Kent State University and is a certified culinary educator and a certified executive chef with the American Culinary Federation.
“Tim has been an exceptional educator,” said JVS principal Jill Petitti. “He truly cares about the needs of his students and goes ‘above and beyond’ to help students reach their full potential and succeed at the JVS and in their future career paths.”
Michitsch, of Olmsted Township, received his award at the summer OHIO ACTE conference in July.