The 2000 National Teacher of the Year was announced at the AAFCS Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday, June 25.
AAFCS supports professionals working to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life through programs that educate, influence public policy, and disseminate information.
Each participating state affiliate of AAFCS selects a teacher of the year and submits its entry to the national competition.
According to AAFCS, Cannon's program, Culinary Academics, won the attention of the awards committee because of its innovative approach to integrating all of the educational disciplines.
In 1984, there were 281 family and consumer sciences pre-service teacher education programs reported nationwide, according to AAFCS data.
The shortage is so severe that it threatens the future of the profession and the well-being of countless young people, men and women, families and communities," said former AAFCS President Coby B.
In 1998 and 1999 AAFCS polled State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences programs about the forecasted supply and demand for family and consumer sciences educators.
Of the states that responded to the AAFCS poll, all agreed that there is a national crisis in the supply of family and consumer sciences educators (74% strongly agree; 26% agree); and the overwhelming majority believed that their individual state faces a crisis in the supply of family and consumer sciences educators (70% strongly agree; 22% agree; 7% neutral).
AAFCS members and others--Soneeta Grogan, Beverly Howell, CFCS; Coby Simerly, CFCS; Nayda Torres; Candia Varni, CFCS.
To submit a proposal or to register, call the AAFCS
meetings department at 800-424-8080.
That prediction was confirmed by the AAFCS
survey of state FACS supervisors, who say the situation is a crisis in their own states.
Marilyn Swierk, 1993 AAFCS
Teacher of the Year and president, MS Innovations (R.