Finger Lakes - West

Welcome to Finger Lakes West
(Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Orleans, Wyoming)

For more information about this region, please contact:

Area Coordinator:                                                     Professional Development:        

Kelly (Lang) Goodman                                                          Linda Grocki-Bareham

Johanna Perrin Middle School                              Churchville-Chili Middle Schoo 

Fairport, N.Y. 14450                                           
Churchville, N.Y. 14428
[email protected]                                                   [email protected]

Currently there are 618 NY State members.       

We have 36 members in the Finger Lakes West area!

We are looking to increase membership in order to reach more teachers with support and networking.

We need even more members so we can remain strong as an area and as a profession! Here are reasons why you should pay your dues and join NYSAFCSE:

            -Weekly Memos with pertinent information all FACS teachers should know!
            -Area Meetings with networking and curriculum development opportunities!
            -State Updates and current information on how to keep FACS going strong!
            -and much, much more!

Finger Lakes West (FLW) is going to have many exciting professional development opportunities available for the 2016-2017 school year. Here is what we will offer (so far): 

1September 13, 2016     3:30-6:00         Opening Year Meeting (joint with FLE)

“Careers in Culinary Arts and Business” ----Monroe Community College (Rochester , N.Y.)

Presenter: LaQuanna Sparkman (Educator at MCC, Entrepreneur -QuannaGourmet)

Tour: Explore the School of Business, Hospitality & Entrepreneurism 

Date: Tuesday ---- September 13, 2016          Professional Development hours…. 2.5
Time: 3:30-6:00      (light snacks will be provided, please bring your own beverage)
Place: Monroe Community College      1000 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623
Brighton Campus   Building 03, Room 157      Parking Lot # M (Non-Metered)
 RSVP: [email protected]   or  [email protected]  or  [email protected]         NO LATER than September 9, 2016


2. October 6, 2016   Joint meeting with FLE at Victor JR./High School
"Financial Literacy"
Presenter: Judge Ninfo.



Finger Lakes West (FLW) is going to have many exciting professional development opportunities available for the 2015-2016 school year. Here is what we will offer: 


1September 28, 2015       3:30-6:00         Opening Year Meeting  joint with FLE

                         NextStepU---Are Your Students College and Career Ready?

    Location: Victor Junior High School – Room 259
                       953 High Street, Victor, NY 14564      
RSVP by Wednesday, September 23rd: [email protected]

NYSAFCSE Topic List: Career Pathways 2-a. 

2. October 26, 2015          3:30-5:30           Project/Problem Based Learning

     Location: Churchville-Chili Middle School North      room-3303

                        139 Fairbanks Rd. Churchville, N.Y. 14428

RSVP by Wednesday, October  21, 2015: [email protected]                      

3. November  16, 2015         3:30-5:30      Culinary Pathways
     Location: Churchville-Chili Middle School North      room-3303
                        139 Fairbanks Rd. Churchville, N.Y. 14428

4. December-----Happy Holidays!!!! No meeting

5. Cancelled----January 13, 2016             3:30-5:30    and Google Classroom
     Location: Churchville-Chili Middle School North      room-3303
                       139 Fairbanks Rd. Churchville, N.Y. 14428

6. March 16, 2016-----3:30-6:00     "Green Living and Nutrition."     Stations---- There are 4 presenters-----20 minutes spent at each station. Please email me at [email protected] for more information.

Location: Churchville-Chili Middle School North      room-3303

                        139 Fairbanks Rd. Churchville, N.Y. 14428

7.  May 17, 2016---End-of-the-Year Dinner. Red Fedeles Brook House.

8. June?----Discussion surrounding happenings for 2016-17.

Here are some of the things we did during the 2014-15 school year:

Hospitality Department Tour- Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.)



4. February 10, 2015           Ignition is a 3.5-hour web-based course that prepares students in grades 6 to 9 to leverage technology in a safe and responsible way. Over 1,500 middle schools have used Ignition to teach teens about topics including cyberbullying, social networking, quality online research and STEM careers. Ignition aligns to both the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the New York State Family and Consumer Science learning standards.


5.  April 14, 2015 (Fairport High School) Project Based Learning. Presenter Barb Grenga, F.A.C.S. teacher Cicero CSD. Barb was trained through B.O.C.E.S. on how to develop project-based lessons. Approximately 12 people were in attendance.  



6May 13, 2015(Churchville-Chili Middle School North) Sharing with members information obtained from the May 1 and 2, 2015 Albany meeting; planning the 2015-2016 P.D. FLW opportunities; discussion of awards and officers.  

7. June 3, 2015 ---Red Fedeles Brook House----End of Year Dinner



Here are some of the things we did during the 2013-14 school year:

  • Careers in the Finger Lakes -- joint meeting with FLE-- Toured businesses 
  • WXXI-- presentation working with the website for CTE/FACS lessons; implementing the Common Core Standards
  • Service Learning Project and Raffle to benefit cancer patients and The Open Door Mission
  • Sustainability Tour at R.I.T.

*During PD Meetings for 2014-2015 some of the topics include:


1a-College and Career Readiness; 2a-Emerging Careers in Industry;  3f-Networking/connections using social and professional media; 4b- Nutrition and Fitness Across the Lifespan; 6c-Professional Collaboration; 7a-Infusing educational technology; 7b- Using technology to share resources, professional networking and collaboration.  

Special Guest Speakers/presentations:

*Presenter: Carole Whitlock---Professor/chair---R.I.T. Hospitality and Tourism Department  

*Presenter: Colleen Schafer---School Manager at EverFi in Upstate NY



End of Year Dinner Recap:

Our end of year dinner will be held at the Red Fedeles Brook House in Rochester, N.Y.


2015-16 winners:

            Teacher of the Year:  

            Promising New Professional:  

            Distinguished Service Award:  

            Orchid Award 




Careers in the Finger Lakes, October 5, 2013

36 participants

November 2013: 

Thank you to all of who attended our meeting on Nov.19th. Updates were shared about the Oct. meeting in Albany. Numerous hats, gloves,and a coat were brought to be donated to  the Open Door Mission as well as $60.00 collected from our raffles to be donated to the Open Door Mission. I hope to be able to deliver Monday or Tuesday of this coming week. 

We all got started sewing, chatting, snacking, and cutting out items for Gretchen. 74 hats were made to be donated to chemotherapy patients. 60 drain holders were cut out as well. GREAT JOB LADIES!!!! Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving as well as the upcoming Holiday Season.





7b-Using technology to share resources, professional networking and collaboration