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Mrs. Schmall has been a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher in the Scottsbluff Public School District, specifically Bluffs Middle School since 2008. The first twelve years at Bluffs Middle School. She teaches Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) class for grades nine through twelve. She is also the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) & Educator Rising.
Mrs. Schmall earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and Chadron State College. She received her Master in Education from Chadron State College, in August of 2011. Mrs. Schmall received an endorsement in English Language Learners from Wayne State College in July 2012.
Outside of the classroom Mrs. Schmall enjoys spending time with her family as well as being involved in many different organizations. Mrs. Schmall is currently serving as the FCS Representative for the Association for Career & Technical Education of Nebraska. She previously served as the President of the organization. Mrs. Schmall is also involved with the Family and Consumer Science Teachers of Nebraska in several different leadership roles. In 2017, Mrs. Schmall was selected at the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year for Nebraska in the 6-15 year category. In 2018, Mrs. Schmall was selected as the ACTEN Family & Consumer Sciences Division Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Schmall was also honored at the 2018 Nebraska Career Education Conference in Kearney as the Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Educator. She loves to share her passion for FCS and students with other teachers.
Helping students develop Skills for Life and find the connection between math, science, reading, social studies, language arts and the real-world is one of the things that Mrs. Schmall loves about her career. The skills that students learn in her classes are ones that they will use their whole lives.
Career & Technical Student Organizations Mrs. Schmall Sponsors
Mrs. Schmall is the advisor for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America(FCCLA) career student organization at Scottsbluff High School. You can find our FCCLA Chapter on social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
SHS Educators Rising
Mrs. Schmall is the advisor for the Educators Rising career student organization at Scottsbluff High School.
What is Family and Consumer Sciences?
The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) national standards represent a shift in the field from teaching technical homemaking skills and learning isolated facts, to using content information to solve the kinds of problems which individuals and families face daily. Family and consumer science is concerned with human problems and what to do or what action to take in situations.
A strong component of FCS subject matter is the work of the family. Parenting and the understanding of human development; creating a synergistic balance among family, career, and community responsibilities; providing for wellness and good nutrition for family members; and managing family resources are all essential to the work of the family.
Implementing Family and Consumer Sciences Standards Through Project-Based Learning: Mary Pickard, Ph.D. Debra DeBates, Ph.D. & Julie Bell, M.S.: 2003.