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Family and Consumer Sciences:
Knowledge you can't LIVE without!

THANK YOU to all 2018 Conference Exhibitors!


We appreciate the support of our 2018 conference exhibitors and encourage teachers to visit their websites to find excellent resources to support Family & Consumer Sciences. Click on any image below:

Support future FCS Educators

with a purchase from the OATFACS Store!


       Show your pride as an FCS teacher and support the OATFACS Scholarship Fund with our special FCS logo clothing. The current items are casual, yet professional, and include a beautifully embroidered FCS logo.

       Every item contributes to our scholarship fund for college students working to become Ohio’s next FCS teachers!!


       Please use the OATFACS Store to view many items including:

shirts, sweaters, hoodies, aprons, and tote bags.


2018 Conference Recognitions


Scholarship Winner:  Cheyenne Driskell, Ohio University, received 1 of 3 awarded scholarships. The award was  presented by OATFACS President, Lois Stoll.


Ohio ACTE/OATFACS Distinguished Service AwardOhio Dept. of Ed. FCS Program Specialist, Mary Jo Kohl, is recognized by Past-President, Dova Zak. Mary Jo received the Distinguished Service Award which encourages and recognizes superior teaching and/or other professional commitment within each Division of Ohio ACTE.


Past-President, Dova Zak, presented the Ohio ACTE/OATFACS Pacesetter Awards to Sue Cudworth and Melissa Vannest. The Ohio ACTE/OATFACS Pacesetter Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or innovative program achievements through service to their Ohio ACTE division.

Sue Cudworth serves as the OATFACS secretary and teaches at Kimpton Middle School. Melissa Vannest is an At-Large Member to the OATFACS Board and teaches at Ontario Middle School.


These Awards are presented to individuals in each division who have made the highest contributions to improvement, development, promotion,  and progress of career technical and adult education.

OATFACS 2018: Knowledge You Can't Teach Without


    "The annual OATFACS Conference is essential for me to feel like I am prepared for the new school year. I attend sessions with up-to-date information, acquire new strategies to deliver the standards, and network with FCS teachers from around the state. No other professional development is specifically designed to meet my needs as an FCS educator.

~ Kris Bruce - Pioneer CTC/Crestline HS.


   “The OATFACS summer conference always gets me excited about school and helps me to focus on the important things in my classes. What a great way to start the year! Collaboration, community, education, and more all in one place! It definitely helps to make a difference in the life of an FCS teacher. It is the ‘Knowledge you can’t TEACH without!’ Thanks again for such a great conference!

~ Sue Cudworth – Kimpton Middle School, Stow Munroe Falls CSD.


     “This is by far one of the best experiences I have had with FCS educators. Regardless of how long you’ve been in the profession, you share great ideas or at least starts of ideas. As a new FCS teacher, I found a lot of great resources and began to build a stronger network of other FCS teachers that have a lot of great ideas. Every session included discussion of current practices in a variety of different courses, even if it was impromptu.

~ Natalie Schoen – Bellefontaine H.S.


    This is the only professional development in Ohio designed specifically for FCS comprehensive, Education & Training and Hospitality & Tourism teachers. The goal of conference is always to help all FCS related teachers become better teachers with new strategies, resources, and best practices, provide current information for a discipline that is constantly changing, and help build a network of teachers for support and collaboration.


     It's time to mark your calendar and make this a priority to attend:






Knowledge You Can’t Teach Without!

July 31-Aug. 2, 2019