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Mrs.  Lynn  Burch
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Education

·   Educational Specialist Degree in Teacher Leadership

North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA, 2004

·   Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education

Piedmont College, Demorest GA, 1998

·   Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 1980

Certifications:

·             Educational Leadership Certificate, North Georgia College and State University

·             ESOL Endorsement, GA PSC

·             Gifted In-Field Endorsement, GA PSC

·             Teacher Support Specialist Endorsement, GA PSC

·             Instructional Supervision, Leadership Certificate, GA PSC



Experience

1992-Present  Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor

          Fannin County High School, 360 Rebel Circle, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

1990-1992     Home Economics Instructor

          Arnold Middle School, 2011 51st Street, Columbus GA, 31904

1989-1990     English as a Second Language

          Jerusalem, Israel

1980-1982     Home Economics Instructor

Pierce County School System, 834 East Main St, Blackshear GA, 31516

Since junior high school in VA, I knew that I would become a home economics teacher. When I moved to Washington State for high school, I became very involved in home economics classes and Future Homemakers of America (FHA). I was a state FHA officer in high school. FHA provided many experiences and opportunities. As a result of home economics classes and FHA, I had a career goal.

While some people switch career choices and college majors, I was focused on becoming a home economics teacher. I wanted to have an impact on students in the areas of home economics because the subject is relevant and real, centering on individuals, the family and the community.

Home economics is called Family and Consumer Sciences. The shift has been from teaching a broad variety of subjects surrounding the family to specializations in specific career pathways. The mission of FACS education is Family and Consumer Science program prepares students for post-secondary education and careers in the business related aspects of family and consumer sciences. It provides opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that students need to become responsible citizens and leaders, and to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society.

Currently, I teach students the Nutrition and Food Science pathway. The classes are Food, Nutrition Wellness, Nutrition through the Lifespan and Food Science. Students can receive their 4th science credit in the Lifespan and Food Science classes. For more information view my class jump webpage to see activities and assignments.

FHA has changed to Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Being the advisor for FCCLA is where I get to “coach” or mentor students in a variety of activities and competitions related to family, careers and community. FCCLA provides a variety of activities to enhance student academic and technical competencies while developing leadership and communication skills. FCCLA is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.  For more information view the FCCLA web site.

My educational philosophy is very simple:

As a parent and teacher, I treat my students as I would want my children to be treated. I believe I have knowledge, experiences and opportunities for students to grow as individuals.

As a teacher, I also believe that my students are able to teach me as well. They are very technology savvy and I am learning to incorporate more technology into the classroom and FCCLA. I learn something from my students every day!



Bio

Being raised as an “Army Brat,” I have had the opportunity to travel and live in many countries around the world and the USA. I have lived in Frankfurt, Germany, Ethiopia, Africa, and in Tehran, Iran. In the USA, I have lived in New Jersey, Virginia, Arizona and Washington. I am grateful that I have traveled to many places in the world. Traveling and family were the constants in my life. My dad’s last duty station was in Savannah, Georgia so I attended and graduated from college at Georgia Southern College.

My first teaching job was in Pierce County, Georgia where I met my husband, Bob. After two years of teaching, I became a stay at home mom.   Bob and I have 4 children including a set of identical twins. Again, family and traveling are constants. My family has lived in South Georgia, Israel and Middle Georgia. Returning from Israel, I returned to the teaching profession. Since 1992, we have settled in the North Georgia Mountains. We live in Fannin County but still travel when possible.

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