Welcome! My Name is Courtney Preston. For the 2019/2020 school year I will be teaching Fashion Merchandising, block 1 (N115) Foods and Nutrition block 2 (E102) and Life 101, block 4(N115) The majority of my forms, class syllabus, power points and assignments will be uploaded to the class schoology page :)
I am a 2008 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and in 2011 I received my Masters in Education from Cabrini College. I've lived in the area my whole life, as I am a 2004 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School. I have 2 handsome sons, Ryder who is 4 years old and Brody who is 1. This will be my 11th year teaching at Exeter and I couldn't be more excited to begin the school year.
About the Courses I teach...
Housing and Interior Design is a course that focuses on the fundamentals of housing and the interior of homes. The students will examine various types of housing, the history of housing and the concepts associated with Interior Design. Throughout the course of the year the students will take a trip around the community to look at houses in the neighborhood as well as have a guest speaker from FIDM come in and speak to them.
The Life 101 course is being taught by myself and one other teacher. Throughout the length of the course we hope to touch on real life issues and problems that the students are going to face. Everything from balancing a check book to cooking healthy meals in their dorm rooms or a small apartment. If your child is taking this course please feel free to email me with any ideas for new topics you may have.
The Fashion Design and Merchandising course will cover every aspect of fashion like; color, design, fibers, fabrics, wardrobe planning, production, merchandising, and retail, just to name a few. The career opportunities within the fashion industry are infinite and each of them will be explored throughout the duration of the course. This semester we are trying to include the sewing machines so we can incorporate clothing construction (it is not mandatory)