Webinar on How to Use Precision Exams in FCS Classrooms

Date and Time:  September 13, 2016 at 3pm

Topics Include:

  • Exams and Certifications Available
  • Standards Addressed
    Reporting Methods
  • Issuing Certificates

Career Skills Exams and Certifications related to FCS include:

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Food Service/Culinary Arts
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Leadership Principles
  • Adult Roles & Responsibilities
  • Adult Roles & Financial Literacy
  • Designer Sewing/Fashion Design
  • Fashion Strategies
  • Interior Design
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Personal Financial Responsibility
  • 21st Century Success Skills

To Attend the Webinar:

  1. Before the webinar, email questions about Precision Exams to: Dawn_Boyden@lkstevens.wednet.edu.
  2. Connect to webinar – Please join my meeting.


  1.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (646) 749-3131

Access Code: 480-281-349

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 480-281-349

Baby Lock Serger Training


Have you ever wanted to learn how to operate a serger? Would you like to participate in serger training and “borrow” a serger to take back to your school until May. Attend a 3 hour workshop at Annual conference and you will have an opportunity to take home a new serger to use in your classroom until Spring. At that time you can decide if your school would like to purchase the serger, or return it.

Workshops offered by Josie Baird from B-Sew Inn.

When: 9 AM -noon or 1-4 PM on Sunday October 23 at Great Wolf Lodge.

Workshop Cost: Free to Annual Conference Attendees

Please pre-register for the workshop when you register for the conference.

Questions? Please send questions to Dawn_Boyden@lkstevens.wednet.edu

Please bring complete loaner program forms to the workshop:

National Loaner Program Application – Loaner Program B Available through this training

National School Loaner Program Agreement



We are pleased to share news of two upcoming informational sessions that can help you learn how Money Smart for Young People is an easy way to teach about money!

On Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, join the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Jump$tart Coalition for two webinars that introduce free tools for teaching key lessons about money to children from Pre-K to Grade 12. The webinars will discuss the Money Smart for Young People curriculum series and offer ideas on how to use it. Each session also will feature insights from those who have used Money Smart and an opportunity to interact with speakers.

The same information will be presented on both days so you can pick the time that works best for you.

August 3 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

 Register for August 3rd

 August 4 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

 Register for August 4th

For questions, please send an e-mail to CommunityAffairs@fdic.gov


Seattle FACSE Opening

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE EDUCATION – JOB Posting – Seattle Public Schools

Job Title:  Rainier Beach HS – 1.0 CTE Teacher (HF) Family & Consumer Sciences (FACSE) District/ School: Seattle Public Schools – Rainier Beach High School (Grade 9 – 12)

Brief Description:  Join a FACSE Dept. with potential for growth. Qualifications:  evidence of a FACSE degree /student teaching leading to an OSPI CTE FACSE certificate; evidence of successful 7 – 12 FACSE teaching experience; willingness to embed FCCLA – 21st Century skills; and teach Family Health (a graduation requirement) Human Development (2 cr. Child Care Basics & 5 cr. Seattle College Tech Prep/ dual credit) and Nutrition & Wellness (meets district lab science graduation credit.) Meet all SPS HR Requirements: CTE Certification or evidence of district conditional application, cover letter, resume, supplemental questions, 3 letters of reference, transcripts etc.  Apply immediately, email Susan Grant for assistance, CTE certification and questions, or send info to others.

Contact: Susan Grant, HHS Pathway Lead (including FACSE) sgrant@seattleschools.org

Website Link to Posting: http://www.seattleschools.org/careers       


Renton Job Openings

Job Title: Middle School Family and Consumer Science Teacher

District / School: Renton School District : McKnight MS

Brief Description: Teach the adopted curriculum and evaluate student progress. Develop and utilize differentiated instructional strategies or programs to meet student needs including those of special education students and English Language Learners. Facilitate and supervise student leadership activities related to Career and Technical Student Organizations.



Job Title: High School Family and Consumer Science Teacher   

District / School: Renton School District : Renton High School

Brief Description: Teach the adopted curriculum for Health and Culinary classes and evaluate student progress. Develop and utilize differentiated instructional strategies or programs to meet student needs including those of special education students and English Language Learners. Facilitate and supervise student leadership activities related to Career and Technical Student Organizations.



Contact: Jay Leviton, 425-204-2310 jay.leviton@rentonschools.us


Website Link to Posting:  RSD FACSE Job Openings

WA-FACSE Executive Director Announcement

The Washington Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Educators (WA-FACSE) Executive Committee and Board would like thank Leslie Nuttman for not only her work as the Executive Director but for all of her help to Family and Consumer Sciences Education over the past 30+ years. Leslie’s commitment to the WA-FACSE board as Executive Director was complete June 30th, 2016.

Thank you Leslie for all of your help and professionalism in Family and Consumer Sciences Education in the State of Washington.

With the Executive Director’s position open, we held interviews and are pleased to welcome Kathi Hendrix aboard as the Executive Director for WA-FACSE. Kathi is very familiar with Family and Consumer Sciences having taught for 37 years in the classroom, most recently in the Selah School District and advised Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) for 30+ years. Besides being in the classroom and leading FCCLA, Kathi has served on several State and National boards that will no doubt be useful to her and our board in the future.

It was a hard decision that the Executive Committee had to make and we would like to thank those that applied. We look forward to working with Kathi as she is a wealth of knowledge and a valuable resources to FACSE!

Please welcome Kathi when you see her the WA-ACTE Summer Conference in Spokane and/or at our Annual Conference in October at Great Wolf Lodge.




Full Time Business or Agriculture Education or FACSE Instructor

District / School: Elma Public School
Brief Description: Full Time Business or Agriculture Education or FACSE Instructor

To team in a multi-person department that motivates students to develop skills necessary for success beyond high school through business or agriculture. This teaching assignment could include a range of CTE classes: Business Math, Career Exploration, Health, Project Management, etc. An extension of the classroom assignment includes overseeing business enterprises which could include a barista and/or a sign shop. The assignment will provide active leadership, guidance, and supervision in DECA, FBLA, or FFA activities, competitions, community development projects, and more.

Contact: HR Director: Deby Hammer: dhammer@eagles.edu
Website Link to Posting: www.teachinginwashington.com
Other Information: Include and upload 3 Certificated Reference Forms and/or Letters, Cover Letter, First Aid/CPR Card, Resume. Transcripts, and Valid Washington State Certificate by August 3rd for best consideration.

Earn some “Extra Credit”

Attend this year’s Jump$tart Financial Education Conference & Workshop on August 6 in Spokane (Pre-WA-ACTE) for “clock hours.”

The JumpStart Washington Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is pleased to announce our Annual Educator Conference & Workshop preceding the WA-ACTE Summer Career and Technical Education Conference in Spokane at the Davenport Grand Hotel on Saturday, August 6 from 12-4 PM with a beer/wine social to follow.

 Register Here! 

Legislation was passed last year to incorporate financial education into existing state learning standards, and those standards are being set and aligned with curriculum. This event will bring you up to date and walk you through two national curricula you can take back to use in your classrooms!  Our guest presenters will discuss:

·        What the status is of curricula alignment with state standards, and what that could mean for teachers.

·        The Money Smart For Young People curriculum from the FDIC and various applications of the curriculum for teachers, students , parents and children

·        How the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) can help you bring a strong core curriculum to your high school and empower your students.

·        Learn how BizKid$ can help engage your students at our social networking hour!

Presenters include:

·        Jamie Hammond, Producer, Biz Kids – Where kids teach kids about money and business, an educational television show that teaches financial education and entrepreneurship to a preteen audience.

·        Pam Walley, Director and Professor, Center for Economic & Financial Education at Western Washington University and Chair of Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP) Education Committee

·        Linda Preston, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

·        Susan Sharkey, Director, High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) at the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)


If you have questions, please contact Jump$tart Washington Coalition  Vice President Lyn Peters at lyn.peters@dfi.wa.gov or 360-902-8731.