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Final Call

for Award


The deadline has been extended. Help us recognize some of the amazing OATFACS teachers in our field. (FCS, Educ. & Training, and Hospitality) Click the “Awards & Nominations” Button above to review the award categories.


Complete the nomination form and submit no later than March 29!


Retirement Announcement

Special thanks for your years of service to Ohio students and for promoting the value of Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum throughout your career.

Kaye Zukowski

 Steele High School, Amherst Exempted Village Schools


Pat Prtiz

 Indian Hill H.S., Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools,

Conference Special Guest Speaker

  Andrew is a sought-after millennial communicator who brings a unique generational perspective to audiences.  He is co-author with Dr. Tim Elmore of Marching Off the Map: Inspiring Students to Navigate a Brand New World. He also co-hosts the Leading the Next Generation with Tim Elmore podcast.

    Andrew serves as the Director of Program Excellence at Growing Leaders where he and his team work closely with schools, universities and sports teams on effectively implementing Habitudes as a tool to teach life and leadership skills.


Andrew McPeak

Inviting all FCS, Hospitality/Culinary, and ECE teachers to share your knowledge and expertise, great lesson or project, use of technology, and/or best practices in teaching at  the:


OATFACS 2019 Conference:

“Knowledge You Can’t TEACH Without”  August 1-2, 2019.

Pre-Conference Options: July 31, 2019

Hilton Columbus at Easton


       Concurrent Session

  • 50-minute session
  • Delivered as lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion
  • OATFACS provides table/podium, screen, projector, Internet connection (presenter must supply laptop)
  • Presenter must provide electronic copy of presentation/handouts to OATFACS prior to conference.


      Roundtable Session

  • 10 to 15-minute session, repeated to multiple small groups
  • Delivered as a brief talk with display of visuals/graphics and handout materials. Participants interact on a one-to-one basis with the presenter.
  • OATFACS provides table space and internet connection (presenter must supply laptop)
  • Presenter must provide copies for handouts or your own email or google docs for sharing with attendees.


  • Please submit electronically on or before March 30, 2019
  • Proposal forms: See the left sidebar.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent by email
  • All presenters must register for conference
  • No materials may be sold during the presentation session
  • All expenses incurred are the responsibility of participants
  • Questions or requests should be directed to Kelley Smith,

Complete the appropriate submission form and submit to  by March 30.

Call for Exhibitors


OATFACS 2019 Conference:

Knowledge You Can’t TEACH Without

Aug 1-2, 2019

Hilton Columbus at Easton      3900 Chagrin Dr., Columbus, OH 43219



Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, Aug. 2, 2019

8:30 am – 2:00 pm


Additional Information




Exhibitor Presentation Submission


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