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I have been a Family and Consumer teacher in the Brainerd District for ten years. Currently, I teach Foods, Living On Your Own and Foods 9 at South Campus and BHS.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus and have taught in three school districts in Minnesota.

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I live in Brainerd with my very spoiled bulldog named Gracie.

I enjoy quilting, knitting, baking and spending time with family and friends in my free time.


My Schedule:

1st hour: Foods 9
2nd hour: Foods 9
3rd hour: Foods 9
4th hour: Prep
5th hour: Foods
6th hour:Foods



Evaluation

Students are graded on a point system. Class participation, assignments, daily work,quizzes, tests, and projects are given point values. Students earn points by participating in all activities, completing work on time and meeting quality expectations.

Grades are assigned based on:

90 - 100%    A
80 - 89%      B
70 - 79%      C
60 - 69%      D
  0 - 59%      F
Foods 9 provides students with an opportunity to learn about nutrition and make healthy food choices. Safe food handling and kitchen safety will prepare students for possible careers in the food industry, as well as for everyday use at home. 
    Food preparation techniques and following directions are an important part of the class curriculum as well. In addition, student have an opportunity to work together as a team and learn skills important in all work settings. Foods 9 provides a variety of important independent living skills and experience for possible food related career choices in the future.
 
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  Students will participate in food preparation labs. A variety of foods will be prepared with an emphasis on healthy choices. Kitchen groups are selected via a "lottery" and groups change every three weeks.

    
Foods 9 is part of the Culinary Bridges Academy.

Course Materials: It is the student's responsibility to have something to write with in class everyday. Student folders will be provided and stored in the classroom. Students will be responsible for maintaining their folder. Folders are evaluated.


Living On Your Own provides juniors and seniors an opportunity to prepare for independent living.  
    Communication skills, relationships, personal finance/money management,etiquette, food preparation and nutrition, career exploration, consumer skills, clothing care, apartment search and furnishing are main topics studied in this course. Students have an opportunity to test their knowledge by participating in a computer simulation of living on their own at the end of the course.


Course Materials: It is the student's responsibility to have something to write with in class everyday. Students need to come to class with all the necessary materials need to work. This includes a 3-ring binder and notebook. Students are responsible for the textbook assigned to them during the course.



Foods is a course for grades 10-12. Students will study methods of preparation in the areas of breads, meats, eggs, dairy, fruits, vegetables and basic nutrition. Students will plan and prepare a variety of foods to gain an understanding of the reasons behind the preparation methods and techniques. Prior to lab experiences, students will participate in instruction covering safe food handling and kitchen safety. They must pass kitchen and food safety test before they can participate in lab. In addition, students will learn the basics of techniques and team planning process. 

Foods  is part of the Culinary Bridges Academy.

Course Materials: It is the student's responsibility to have something to write with in class everyday. Students need to come to class with all the necessary materials need to work. This includes a 3-ring binder and notebook. Students are responsible for the textbook assigned to them during the course.