Job Opening – Moses Lake

Job Title: Vocational Family and Consumer Science or Ag Food Science Teacher
District / School: Moses Lake School District/Moses Lake High School
Brief Description: Culinary Arts Teacher
Contact: Greg Kittrell CTE Director MLHS 509-766-2666
Website Link to Posting:
Other Information:

Teach Vocational Family and Consumer Science or Ag Food Science in grades 9-12 with a focus on culinary arts.

1.      Teacher for beginning level culinary and baking classes.

2.      Ability to work with high school students on a one-on-one basis.

3.      Coordinate learning experiences with other staff members and curriculum areas.

4.      Ability to work with staff and participate in shared decision making process.

5.      Fiscal management of Family and Consumer Science budget.

6.      Participation in building activities and in-service.

7.      Participation in advisory committee.

8.      Commitment to student leadership activities (FCCLA).

9.      Work as a liaison with local agencies to provide a variety of services for youth.

10.    Follow proper sanitation, safety and temperature control procedures in accordance with health department standards.

11.    Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment and reporting all problems to appropriate department in a timely manner.

12.    Maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to participation and learning.

13.    Plan and schedule so that foods are ready at the correct time.

14.    Examine foods for quality and freshness.

15.    Maintain accurate food inventories and rotate stock items.

16.    Other duties as assigned

FDA Food Safety and Nutrition Education Professional Development Program

 How do foodborne organisms cause disease? What measures are taken to reduce foodborne illness? How can individuals use the Nutrition Facts Label to make healthier food choices?
You can learn the answers to these questions and more through the FDA’s Food Safety and Nutrition Education Professional Development Program. Selected middle-level and high school science, family and consumer sciences, and health educators, currently teaching in US schools, can apply for this multi-dimensional program, designed by FDA and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and consistent with family and consumer sciences education standards.
The training will take place in Washington, DC, July 19 – 26, 2015. Travel, lodging and meal expenses will be provided. During this week-long training program, selected participants will benefit from:
  • Content updates by food experts
  • Visits to government and industry facilities
  • Presentations by government and industry leaders
  • Hands-on practice with new curriculum materials
  • Exchange of teaching/learning strategies
The Science and Our Food Supply curriculum includes modules that teach about:
  • Bacteria, including Foodborne Pathogens
  • Pasteurization technology
  • The Science of Cooking a Hamburger
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Outbreak Investigations
Once teachers return to their home school/districts, they are expected to implement the FDA/NSTA Science and Our Food Supply curriculum with their students, as well as present a six-hour Train-the-Trainer workshop to their peers before July 31, 2016. To prepare for this workshop, a follow-up  Enhancement Training will take place in Kansas City, MO, December 5, 2015, in conjunction with the NSTA Area Conference. Travel, lodging and meal expenses will be provided. The agenda includes:
  • Curriculum and content updates
  • Idea exchange between participants
  • Planning for participant-presented workshops, i.e., Train-the-Trainer Program
Workshop material expenses will be provided, as well as an honorarium, upon completion of the program.
The Science and Our Food Supply curriculum can be accessed
Online application is available at:
Application deadline is April 20, 2015
Questions? Call 202-314-4713 or submit your questions online and we will be in touch.
Isabelle Howes
National Training Coordinator
FDA Food Safety and Nutrition Education Programs
Note from the webmaster – This training is amazing! I learned more in one week than in years of study on food science. The hands on activities and field trips make food science and safety come to life. — Dawn Boyden

Kick Start!

Kick Start – 2015-16 School Year

Help other kick start their school year with your innovative ideas! Program Development is organizing a Round table at 2015 WA-CTE Summer conference August 12, 2015.

We need your kick…idea!! Could be- how do you handle cell phones in your classroom, ideas for classroom set up, 10 minutes left?!?!—What do I do?, Paper tracking ideas,Never fail sub plans that work, Mini lessons on higher thinking skill, Tracking TPEP? Games!

Come Share, what works for you will work for other teachers. Contact Dottie Record @ or Dr. Deborah Handy @


Welcome to the WA-FACSE Website!

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Sharing the Passing of a Beloved Friend  by Jaime Woodard Elsie Lucile “Lucy” Calhoun

It is with great sadness and fond memories that I am sharing  the sad news that of a wonderful person, friend and former FACSE member and leader,  Lucy Calhoun passed away on February 12, 2015 in Kelso, WA.  She was an energetic, caring and positive role model for many, including me.  I taught at R.A.Long and Lucy was at Kelso. She said “I’ll be secretary if you are the area chair for our region” and so we did  that. Lucy was like that…she was a tireless worker and encourager. She retired after more than 40 years of teaching in 1991, but continued to dedicate her life to many charities.  Her obituary is in the Longview Daily News (  A memorial celebration is planned for 11 a.m. Feb. 28, 2015 at the Kelso First United Methodist Church.

 The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Educators (FACSE) section of WA-ACTE is to provide leadership and services to the members through advocacy, education, networking and recognition.  Members are valued as professionals facing the challenges of empowering individuals and families in a diverse global society.
Check out our updated WA-FACSE website. Based on feedback from the WA-FACSE membership, our web masters decided to re-format our website. To find you way around, the black navigation bar provides links to each page. The homepage also includes the search box feature.Our website contains many links to lesson plans and teaching materials. Many of these items are stored in Google Drive. To access them, be sure to be logged into Google as a user. If you don’t currently have a Gmail account, sign up for one to access these materials.Additionally, several teachers have shared links to their teacher website. Here you will find lesson plans, activities, power points, and great ideas to improve your teaching. If you would like to make your teacher website available or have lessons to share with the WA-FACSE membership, please feel free to contact us.
Your Webmaster,
Dawn Boyden ~
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