DIVISION REPORT Family and Consumer Sciences

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Know Your VP

Sally Combs, an ACTE member since the late 1970s, was elected to a three-year term as vice president of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division in July 1998. She recently started a new position as a program specialist for family and consumer sciences with the Georgia Department of Education. Combs had been a family and consumer sciences instructor at Atlanta Technical Institute since 1976, and has additional experience working in extension services, retail sales and social work.

Prior to becoming division vice president, Combs served on her division's Policy and Planning Committee in several positions. She has been active in other organizations, including the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education, and on the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Commission to implement national standards. Combs also serves on the board of Family, Career Community Leaders of America.

Quite an Asset

Congratulations to ACTE's Spankie Lou Bassett, a family and consumer sciences and culinary arts instructor at Bernalillo High School in Bernalillo, N.M. Bassett not only took top honors as the ACTE Teacher of the Year at the 1999 convention in Orlando, she also was awarded the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, which she received in June. Bassett has been an ACTE member since 1989. ACTE and the Family and Consumer Sciences Division is lucky to have an educator of Bassett's caliber

More Kudos

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) recently named Sally Fairchild its 2000 National Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year. Fairchild, an ACTE member since 1996, teaches family and consumer sciences at Cedar Rapids' Metro High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year Award identifies and recognizes outstanding educational programs, methods, techniques and activities that provide the stimulus for and give visibility to family and consumer sciences elementary and secondary education.

Congratulations to Fairchild for this honor.

NEAFCS 2000 Annual Session

The 2000 Annual Session of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences will be held Oct. 15-19, 2000, in Baltimore, Md. The theme of the session is "Renaissance 2000: Traditions and Transitions." For more information, visit www.neafcs.org/annualreg2000. …