Welcome to Family and Consumer Science

Name: Elaine Maguire Kaskela
Email Address: ekaskela@pdsd.org
Phone number: 610.497.6300 X 2102



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About Mrs. Kaskela

I love teaching Family & Consumer Sciences!!!!!   FCS is the class where you can get all the information you need about how to make life easier!  My philosophy about FCS is that it teaches you to be self sufficient.  You will learn skills to make the best decisions for you, engage in healthy relationships, raise thinking, independent and happy children, cook healthy AND delicious foods, create and repair clothing and take charge of your finances so you can achieve your dreams. 
 
You will practice the soft skills that are in high demand in the work place--communication, collaboration and creativity
 
I have been teaching FCS for almost 20 years--first at Penn Wood Middle School and now at Sun Valley High School.  I got my B.S. in Home Economics Education K-12 from Drexel University and my M.S. in Instructional technology from St. Joes.  Although many things change over 20 years, the core beliefs of FCS--that a strong family is the future of our country--has never waivered.
 
I have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.  The best times are family get togethers where we all cook, eat and laugh.