American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Mentoring and Networking Program List

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American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
Mentoring and Networking Program List

For Professionals and Students
Carolyn Ricketson,
Areas: all areas of FCS

Paula Jean Brady, CFCS
Family and Consumer Sciences Consultant;
Areas: Curriculum development for individualized units and/or lessons for individualized classrooms or special needs students; Clip art use; development of newsletters and/or fliers to publicize classroom/program activities.

Sally Spieker Slaughter
Vocational & Technical Education Program Manager

Areas: General areas in FCS, award/grant applications, national FCS standards, leadership, partnerships or collaboratives, school to work, service learning, career & technical student organizations

Jeanette Hansen, 1996 AZ FACS TOY
Areas: teen parenting

Lila Kleinkopf, 2001 AZ FACS TOY

State supervisor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Arizona Department of Education,

Areas: school to work, food production/culinary arts, hospitality services


Kerron Simpson, fashion merchandising (new professional)

University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff


Shireen Irvine Perry 

Orientation Center for the Blind

Areas: Adaptive Blind techniques in machine sewing, cooking and living skills   

Ruby L. Trow, Professor FNCS, Cal Poly State University, Pomona, CA 91768

Areas: foods and nutrition

Deborah J. Nelson, CFCS (Debbie)
Family & Consumer Studies Teacher

Areas:  leadership, specifically national involvement       

Lindell Northup, MS, CFCS

Areas: foods and nutrition, food safety

Carolyn R. Baker, 2001 CT FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
Family Consumer Teacher (Grade 8)
FAX:  203-381-2033 E Mail:
Areas: service learning, decision making

Maggie Clausel

Gail R. Jones, 2000 DC FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten Toy

E Mail:

Areas: Leadership, foods at the elementary level


Carolynne Knight Fooshee, 2001 FL FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten

Teacher/Department Chair, FCS, Art and T.V. Production

Mayport Middle School Fax: 904.247.5987

Areas: General areas in FCS, awards or grant applications, national FCS standards, public relations
Joyce Miles, President Joyce B. Miles & Associates: A Leadership Development Group
E Mail:
Areas: General areas in FCS, leadership, partnerships or collaboratives, school to work, Technology Impacting Families, Building Leadership Capacity Trends and Forecasting FCS Issues (secondary and higher ed)

Denice Stanforth

E Mail:


Debra Brodowski, CFCS, 2001 GA FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
Family and Consumer Sciences teacher

Paulding County High School, 1297 Villa Rica Highway, Dallas, GA  30157
FAX: (770) 443-7030
Areas: general FCS, service learning, FCCLA

Teddi Chong


Nancy Walker

Professional Technical Education, ID Department of Education

Mary George, FCS Teacher
Lincoln Way High School, 1801 Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, IL 60451    
Fax 815-485-7648

Areas: Fashion merchandising, Interior design

Alice Smith, CFCS, 2005 TOY

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

(fax) 630- 543-1862 (w) (h)

Areas: Consumer Management and Nutrition

Presentations on the legalization of birth control, sexual harassment, bullying and Title IX.

Cheryl Valek, 2001 IL FACS TOY

FCS Educator

Fax: 630-771-1139 ,

Areas: leadership, partnerships or collaboratives, school to work, k-8 programs

Tambra Bauchert, CFCS

Mt. Vernon High School, 8112 N. 200 West, Fortville, IN 46040

(O) 317 485-3131 (X 1705)

FAX 317-485-3154

Areas: Professional Practice Setting: High School Teacher

Eleanor Keppler, CFCS, 1998 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year

FACS Teacher/Department Chair (Retired)

(p) 317-549-2358

Areas: award applications, school to work, service learning, Parenting, Child Development & Early Childhood Ed.

Becky Newell, CFCS, 1999 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year

Teacher/Dept Chair, Southwestern Middle School, 2100 West 800 South, Lafayette, IN

Areas: General areas of FACS, award applications, leadership, middle school programs

Benice Silver, CFCS (Bennie), 2001 IN FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
J. Everett Light Career Center, 1901 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Fax: 317-259-5229 or

Areas: service learning, Early Childhood Education and Services, FCCLA
Sally Fairchild, 2000 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year

Metro High School, 1212 7th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401-2698

Fax: 319-398-2117 email:
Deb Andres 1999 KS FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
Areas: entrepreneurship and collaborative teaching


Rebecca Carver, FCS Teacher

Caverna Ind School, 2276 S. Dixie, Horse Cave, Ky 42749

fax: 270-773-2825 email: rcarver@caverna.K12.Ky.US

Jane C. Ellington

Associate Professor  

(F) 606-674-2116,
Areas:  teacher education tips

Cherie Mingus, 2002 KY FACS TOY

FCS Teacher

Central Hardin High School, 3040 Leitchfield Road, Cecilia, KY 42724

(f) 270.765.3889

Areas: general classroom, FCCLA

Brooke Jenkins
County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences
Magoffin County Cooperative Extension Service
Fax: 606-349-7303

Ronda A. LeCompte, 2001 ME FACS TOY

Auburn Middle School, 619 Court Street, Auburn, ME 04210

Fax: 207-784-1359 ,
Areas: leadership, service learning,


Geri Banko, FACS Teacher, 2002 MD President

email: ,

Sharon Bley former MD FACS TOY
Areas: school age child development
Beverly Card, CFCS, NBCT, 2002 MD TOY, 2002 AAFCS Top Ten TOY,

Vernon Family and Consumer Science Teacher

Mount High School 8515 Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309

(fax) 703- 619-3197 (w) (h)

Areas: Child Development (3 year program – includes preschool and internships)

and Teen Parenting (2 year program)

Mary Ellen Pluemer, 2001 MD FACS TOY
Teacher/ Team Leader
Areas: family relations,  nutrition Other (please indicate):  developing school "uniforms"


Sylvia R. Cifelli, CFCS
Child Care Educator (Director of Case's Little Faces Preschool)
Joseph Case High School

Areas: internships or collaboratives, school-to-work, child development and early childhood education, child care programs (on site laboratory schools)  

Linda Elman

John A. King, , 2001 AAFCS Top Ten Award
FCS teacher

email: ,

Areas: General areas in FCS, grant applications, partnerships or collaborative efforts, Teen dating and
Violence Prevention
Jane Stauffer, CFCS, FCS teacher

Danvees High School, 60 Cabot Road, Danvees, MA 01923

Joy Jacobs

Michigan State University

Fax: (517) 432-9221

Areas: General FCS

Betty Brandt

fax: 218-327-5801

Areas: Leadership, Service Learning
Janet Mauer

Community Liaison for a Community Mediation Program

(f) 763-561-0266  In subject line write: Attn: Janet
Areas:  anger management, conflict resolution, communication skills, collaborative efforts

Linda Madsen, former MN FACS TOY

Superintendent, Forest Lake Area Schools

(f) 651-982-8135


Areas: junior high/middle school performance assessments

Kathy Norquist Former MN FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten

Areas: Involvement in AAFCS at the national level

Peg Overturf, MN 2002 FACS TOY

Central Middle School, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

FAX (952) 975-7320;

Areas: Foods and Nutrition

Julene Swenson, CFCS 1994 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year

Fax: 651-768-4412 (h) (w)

Areas: School to Career

Michelle Blackwell, FACS Instructor, MS 2001TOY
(w) 313 Anderson Street, Ellisville, MS 39437 FAX: 601-477-3505
Areas:  General FCS


Joyce Taylor, Missouri AFCS, Executive Director

Areas: Home and Community, 4H, Brain Development, Early Literacy


Trudi Knudsen Shjeflo, 2002 MT FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten

Columbia Falls High School P.O. Box 1259, Columbia Falls, MT 59912


Areas General areas in FCS ,Award applications, Leadership, Service Learning

Specific Subject Areas - HS family life & financial literacy, Advanced food classes; Sexuality, HIV/AIDS, STD Ed
Shirley Spurgeon,

Flathead High School, 644 Fourth Avenue West, Kalispell, MT 59901

(f) 406-751-3505
Areas: school to work, tourism

JoAnne Stewart

Retired Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and Director of a 21st Century After School program in rural Montana

(p) 406-273-6437

Areas: General Areas in Family and Consumer Sciences, FCCLA, Grant Writing, and After School Programs
Sheree Moser former NE FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
(f) 402-474-6793

Mary Rector, 2001 NV FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
Donnell Barton, Education Consultant

Nevada Department of Education, 700 East Fifth Street, Carson City, NV 89701 (Work)

(fax) 775-687-8636 email:

Nancy McIver former NH FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
Lin-Wood Public School, PO Box 97, Lincoln, NH 03251

Fax- 603-745-6797

Areas: Hospitality Training, Service Learning

Jeanne Pride, 2001 NH FACS TOY

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

(f) 602-532-8108

Ruth Biczak, FACS teacher

Wallkill Valley Reg. High School, 10 Grumm Road, Hamburg, NJ 07419


Areas: foods and nutrition

Abbie Brockwell, CFCS, 2001 NJ FACS TOY

FACS Teacher; Manmouth Regional High School, 1 Norman J. Field Way, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Areas: clothing and textile programs at the high school level
Patricia DiGioia-Laird, 1995 NJ FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
FCCLA State Advisor
John P. Stevens High School, 855 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820-2200

(f) 732-494-4301 ,

Areas:  FCCLA, STOP Nat’l FCCLA Program, Leadership, Character Ed, Independent Living, Clothing & Textiles
Patricia S. Herrmann, FACS Teacher/Instructor, 2002 NJ FACS TOY
(W) Highland Regional High School, 450 Erial Road Blackwood, New Jersey
Fax: 856 354-9431 email:
Area(s) General areas, leadership, collaboratives, service learning and Food Service/Foods and Nutrition, FCCLA

Maxine Jamieson, FACS teacher

J.P. Steven High School, 855 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820

email: ,

Areas: General areas in FCS, Child Growth and Development

Denise Missall, 1989 NJ TOY- AAFCS Merit Winner, FACS Teacher

Andover Regional Schools, 707 Limecrest Road, Newton, NJ 07860

(fax) 973-383-1561 email:

Areas: consumer education, child development, student government, middle school

Mary Kay Noble, FCS Educator

Iselin Middle School – 900 Woodruff Street, Iselin, NJ 08830


Areas: General areas in FCS, Service learning

Carol D. Falleni-Otis
FCS Educator

(f) 201-833-5403 ,

Areas: International Foods, Nutrition, Single Living, Character Education, FCCLA


Marie M. Duryea, Research Assistant

University of New Mexico, Family Studies

9512 Candle Lane NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-1610
Fax: 505-857-0944

Areas: general FCS, leadership, families and health

Virginia Feather, Development NMAFCS

Areas: public relations, education, foods and personal management

Lela Goar, State Advisor, NMFCCLA
(f ) 505-562-4064,
Areas: national FCS standards, leadership, school to work, service learning, FCCLA, FCS curriculum
Caryl Johnson, Ed.D, Assistant Professor

Eastern New Mexico University, Station #1, Portales, NM 88130

Fax: 505.562.2080

Areas: housing & Interior Design, Cultural Diversity & Global Issues, cultural influences on housing(historical)

Marsha Stevenson Nowels, 2002 NM FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten

(f) 505-662-6846,

Areas: Culinary Prostart
Merlene Olmsted, Chairperson, Dept of FCS

Eastern New Mexico University, Station #11, Portales, NM 88130 Fax: 505-562-2080

Areas: Awards/grants applications, Textiles: Detergent sudsing, social/psychological aspects of dress, general FCS

Theresa Phillips

Barbara Cannon, 2002 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year


Areas: Culinary Arts, Curriculum Integration
Karen Botine 


Schulyer Cone

(f) 740-593-0298

Susan Reynolds

fax: 918-355-3676 email:

Rebecca Meier

Marianne Lorensen

(Graduate Student, Youth & Family Education)

Areas: leadership education/student affairs, Students, FCS Education

Virginia Gobeli

FCCLA State Advisor, Youth Development Consultant

Fax: (401) 461-2810

Areas: FCCLA, youth development, non-formal education

Linda Lelli

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

Areas: general family and consumer sciences teacher (grades 7-12)

Dorothy Martiesian

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

(f) 401-421-3924,

Areas: foods, nutrition, and food safety

Marilyn Swierk, CFCS, CFLE, 1993 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year

Chair, Elementary, Secondary and Adult Education , President, MS Innovations

(f) 401-885-9671
Areas: service learning, educational partnerships/collaboratives, school to career, parenting, child development, life skills, early brain development, brain based learning, leadership, professionalism, marketing the profession, awards, general FCS


Mary Jo Parker, 2009 SD FACS TOY, AAFCS TOY Merit Finalist
Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Andes Central Jr./Sr. High School, P. O. Box 40, Lake Andes, SD 57356 Fax:  605 487-7051
Areas: general areas in FCS, awards or grant applications

Priscilla Jane Hill, 2000 TN FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
FACS Teacher

(f) 423-209-5854

Areas:  General FCS, Careers with Children


Kathryn Bryan, President of Kasal Image Consulting

P.O. Box 100934, Ft. Worth, TX 76185

Areas: Leadership, partnerships or collaborative efforts, Retail Women’s Apparel, Presentations on Business Dress

Kim Kamin
(f) 817-354-3322 ,

Marlene S. Lobberecht, M.S.,C.F.C.S. 1993 TX FACS TOY

Business Development Coach, Intellaskill Director/Owner

Retired Early Childhood Professions Instructor & Laboratory School Director

(w/h) or

Areas: General areas in FCS, national FCS standards, public relations, leadership, partnerships or collaboratives, school to work, service learning, Brain Dev., child development, social media participation, at-risk children, public policy process, and entrepreneurship

Patricia K. O. Rambo, 2001 TX FACS TOY
Director for The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas Tech University

Fax: 806-742-3034 (work) 806-742-3028

Areas:  Curriculum Development, Parenting and Child Development, Early Childhood Professions, Family and Community Service, Housing and Interior Design, Nutrition, Food Science, and Food Technology, Apparel and Textiles and Apparel Design, leadership, service learning, public relations, and FCCLA implications and STAR events.

Darlene E. Yoquelet CFCS TX FCS TOY

School Age Parent Educator

Sachse High School 3901 Miles Rd. Sachse Tx 75048

972-414-7450 ext. 63077 (W) darloc@ (H)


Maxine Lewis Rowley, CFCS, former AAFCS National Teacher of the Year

Dept. Chair, Family Life and Home Economics

Brigham Young University, 3256 SFWC Smith Family Center, Provo, UT 84602
(f) 801-422-2520
Areas:  General FCS areas, writing, editing for articles

Lou Ann Hale, former NH FCS TOY

(f) 802-770-1020

Beverly Card, CFCS, NBCT, 2002 MD Teacher of the Year, 2002 AAFCS Top Ten Teacher of the Year

Family and Consumer Science Teacher

Mount Vernon High School 8515 Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309

(fax) 703- 619-3197 (w) (h)

Areas: Early Childhood Careers, Teacher Cadet, National Board Certification

Sharon Presson Cunningham, CFCS 2001 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year

Teacher/Career and Technology Education Department Chair

Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147

(f) 703-771-6636

Areas: General areas in FCS, award applications, leadership, service learning
Dr. Roxie V. Godfrey, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher (High School Level)

2009 Virginia Teacher of the Year

Area: General areas in FCS and distance education

Roxanne Trees, CFCS, 1996 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year

(f) 206-252-0731,


Karol Jean Bradshaw, President of WVFACS

Frankfort High School, Rt 3, Box 169, Ridgeley, WV 26753

fax: 304-726-8597 email:,

Dr. Judith Rae Kreutzer

Fairmont State College,

137 EJ Building, Fairmont State College, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554

(f) 304-367-4599

Carol M. Lucas, 2001 WV FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten

Middle School Teacher; Barboursville Middle School, 1400 Central Avenue, Barboursville, WV 25504

Areas: leadership, service learning, FCCLA projects


Mary Kennedy former WI FACS TOY

FCS Teacher, Health Apprenticeship Coordinator

(f) 262.723.8092

Areas: national FCS standards, school to work, service learning, health apprenticeship

Jeanne A. Schwass-Long, 2002 WI FACS TOY, AAFCS Top Ten
River Bluff Middle School, 235 North Forrest Street, Stoughton, WI 53589-1753

(f) 608-873-9227

Areas: general FACS, partnerships or collaboratives, service learning
Janet Powell, Leaning Coordinator

FAX: 608-273-5909

Virgina Vincenti, Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, P.O. Box 3354, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-

FAX: 307-766-3379

Areas: General areas in FCS, partnerships or collaboratives, service learning, specific subject area(s)/program(s)

Updated December 2011

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