I am currently teaching Fashion Merchandising and Design, Housing and Interior Design, and Life 101. I am also the Freshman class adviser. As the 9th grade adviser I will be assisting the students on the executive board with the planning of the freshman formal, which is April 28, 2018.
I just graduated from Cabrini College with my Masters in Education. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education for my undergrad and I graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 2004. I have 2 sons, Ryder who is 3 years old and Brody who was born May 2018.
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)