Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Leader Cadre II
|Participants in the Teacher Leader Cadre II were: Front row (left to right) Donna Fessler, Cole Camp; Mary Cupp, Linn County R-I; Kelley Ritter, Columbia School District; Ginny Stone, North Kansas City. Middle row (left to right) Beverly Plymell, Keytesville; Jane Elizabeth Poole, Scott City R-1; Julie Holloway, Neosho; Jackolin Davis, Fort Zumwalt West; Harriet Haxton, Raytown C-2; Sue Witte, Stover; Reginia Rainey, Zalma; Charlotte Stiens, Northwest Missouri State; Leasa Day, Dixon. Third row (left to right) Cecilia Dotson, Salisbury; Mary Beene, Kansas City School District; Lisa Musgrave, Holcomb; Robin Spencer, University of Central Missouri; Lisa Rueschhoff, Fort Zumwalt West; Kristi Leal, Carthage; Pam Tesson, Pattonville School District; Rhonda Galbraith, Springfield School; Desiree Green, Normandy School District; Brandon Gregory, North County District; and Cheryl Adams, Howard Co. R-II.|
Teacher Leader Cadre II
Twenty-four Missouri Family and Consumer Sciences educators were selected to participate in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's second Teacher Leader Cadre. The intense professional development focuses on assisting teachers in developing programs of study that lead to careers, integrate FACS National Standards, academic standards, employee skills, and critical thinking skills into the district's program. The first session was held April 19-20, 2007, in Columbia, Missouri. The last session met in Springfield July, 2009.
The overall mission of the Teachers Leaders Institute is to improve student learning by building the instructional and leadership capacities of FACS teachers in Missouri. The teachers have committed to a three-year program of on-going professional development.
The teacher leaders will be active participants in forming networks and study groups to work with curriculum, assessment, program development and program evaluation. The process will include creating a sequence of study in FACS content that will allow a student to pursue a career in a related area. During this program, the teachers will develop strategies for sharing information with fellow FACS educators throughout the state.