September 2013 Instructional Resources


The following resources have been developed or located for your use by the Statewide Instructional Resources Development Center team. Click on the lesson titles below for instant access! Please make sure to rate the lessons and add to your FAVORITES! Feel free to share this newsletter with your colleagues.

Dollars and Sense

Family and Community Services
Serving Those Who Serve
Serving Senior Citizens
Hotel Management
Guest Services – First Impressions
Interpersonal Studies
Building Family Strengths: Personal Identity and Self-Esteem
Introduction to Cosmetology
Preventing Infections in the Salon Environment

Fall Stock Market Game™

Upcoming Conferences

Hospitality Educators Association of Texas – 18th Annual Professional Development Educator Conference
November 14-16, 2013
Dallas Anatole Hilton, Dallas, Texas
For more information:
Click on the links below:
Conference Agenda
Conference Registration Form
Hotel Reservation

National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)
The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) will host its 2013 national conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, October 13-15. Be sure to register by October 4, to take advantage of the preregistration discounted rate. After October 4, registration will be onsite at the conference. The conference has a number of breakout sessions. The conference also has a variety of pre-conference workshops.
Hotel reservations and travel information is also available. See NCPN Conference Information.


We are pleased to introduce two new members of our SFA grant advisory committee:

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Nancy Shepherd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences, Stephen F. Austin State University, received her doctoral degree from Texas Tech University in 2013 in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Her research interests include appropriate teaching strategies incorporating experiential learning, innovative curriculum delivery, teaching from a critical science perspective, global curriculum design and educational leadership, which resulted in the creation of teaching resources delivered in a traveling trunk through her company, Global Fusion Educational Resources ™. She teaches foundation courses in FCS, adult development and consumer sciences.

Before moving to Texas, Nancy taught at several institutions in the Northwest and worked in business and industry. She serves as the Director for the Economic Education Center located at SFA to provide K-12 teachers with quality professional development and curriculum materials for the purpose of promoting the seamless integration of economic education for K-12 students.

As an active leader in professional organizations, she currently serves as President-Elect for the Texas Affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and serves as the counselor on the national membership committee.

Chef Todd
Chef Todd Barrios is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Home Economics with a concentration in Hospitality and Institutional Services from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. He also earned his Master of Arts degree in Adult Education from Northwestern State University. He joined the faculty at SFA in August 2011 when his family relocated to Nacogdoches for his wife’s work. He has been happily married for 17 years and has 3 beautiful children. Chef Todd has extensive foodservice experience in restaurant management and culinary arts. He worked in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA with the Brennan Family, Ruby Tuesday Restaurants, Al Copeland Restaurants, Chef John Folse, and The University Club of Baton Rouge. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation, and has won several awards in culinary competitions.

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