Hi my name is Tracy and I am a high school Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher in Middle Tennessee. I have been married for 28 years and have 2 daughters. A couple of interesting facts about us are that we are all 3 at the same high school. My youngest is a 14 yr old freshman and my oldest (24 yrs) is also a teacher on staff (Spanish). It makes for a very interesting day sometimes. My oldest and her husband will be blessing us with our first grandchild in June.
I found this forum while googling ideas for my Nutrition and Foods class. I'm a second career teacher and am in my 6th year of teaching. This Fall will mark my 3rd semester of teaching the Nutrition and Foods and I am looking to make it more than just another elective class. I don't have a culinary background but I LOVE to cook and spend hours on line looking up recipes and cooking ideas. You would think that alone would make my class great but somedays I'm not so sure. Kids today have so many distractions they mainly take my class thinking they will get to "eat". I hope to reap alot of input from this forum and am open to any ideas that other experienced cooks can throw my way. I found the thread about "ideas for a successful HS cooking class" in my google search so that's a great start.
Glad I found you all and looking forward to getting to know everyone here.