Hello my name is Nancy Merwin. I have a bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and a master's degree in Elementary Education. This will be my 29th year teaching at Cuba City School District. The classes I teach include: Foods for Life, Foods and Fitness, Foods of the World, Culinary Arts, Parenting, Assistant Child Care Teacher, Adult Living, Seventh Grade Exploratory and Youth Tutor Youth, along with coordinating Youth Apprentices. Additionally, I am the adviser for FCCLA and Educators Rising. I love helping students prepare for their future, whether it is in their personal life or professionally. It is great seeing their "ah ha" moments! I spend free time playing with our dog, taking rides or watching movies.
Sarah James Vice President
Hello my name is Sarah James. I graduated from UW-Stout in 2013 with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. This will be my 8th year teaching at Dodgeville High School in Dodgeville, WI. There are 10 courses that I teach at Dodgeville: Child Development, Careers in Child Development, Exploring Education, Nutrition and Food Preparation, Professional Cooking, Global Foods, Contemporary Living. Fabric Arts, Housing & Interior Design and Personal Finance. What I love most about teaching, especially the courses I teach, is the variety of students and classes that I get to teach. I have students that want to explore careers in my area or they just like the content I am teaching. Since I teach 10 courses I am consistently reworking classes and always doing something new which makes every day different! I am an avid book reader and as of July 31st, I have read 50 books!! I also spend a lot of my time with my 2 year old English Cocker Spaniel named Arlo. He is always happy to see me and makes me laugh even after a tiring day! I can't wait to serve as the Vice President of WFCE this year and host the Annual Conference in August 2024 at the Dodgeville High School!
Brett Lesniak Vice President Elect
Hello my name is Brett Lesniak. I graduated from UW-Stout and have my bachelor's and master's degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Health Education. This will be my 31st year teaching at Stevens Point Area High School. The classes I teach include: Health Science, Medical Terminology, Design Studio, Interior Architecture and Design, Fashion Design and Merchandising and Leadership. What I most enjoy about teaching FCS is seeing students make connections with future career pathways. In my free time, I enjoy camping, quilting, boating, and crafting.