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National Consultant Team
The National Consultant Team is a network of experienced, successful FCCLA advisers with expertise in chapter management, national programs and activities, co-curricular work, membership development, public policy, and visibility. The National Consultant Team serves as an extension of FCCLA national staff to provide training in national program areas. These advisers are trained at the national level and assist at nationally sponsored meetings.
Meet Your National Consultant Team
Stephanie Krupa joined the National Consultant Team in 2013. She is beginning her seventh year teaching Family and Consumer Sciences and advising FCCLA at Grandview High School. Stephanie is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and William Woods University. Stephanie's FCCLA chapter is involved in many national programs and is active on the local, regional, state and national levels. She enjoys meeting and talking with other advisers and helping them grow their chapters while learning from them as well! Stephanie has been happily married ot her husband Ben for nearly 10 years and they have two sons, Jackson, 2, and Mason, 1. In her spare time, Stephanie can be found playing with her boys, knitting, quilting, or reading. She is an avid football and baseball fan. Stephanie is excited to join the National Consultant Team and looks forward to meeting new advisers.
Cathe Felz joined the National Consultant Team in 2009 after serving as a National Executive Council Adviser for two years. She is currently serving on the Montana Advisory Board and as a chapter adviser. As the 2012 National Program Award winners for FACTS and Community Service, Three Forks FCCLA has planned and implemented several community service and service learning projects that promote safe driving and giving back on the global level. Cathe has worked with her students to develop workshops to assist chapters with writing and submitting grants and national program award applications. When Cathe is not working on FCCLA projects she enjoys quilting, golfing and spending time with her grandson, William.
Lenora Reid joined the National Consultant Team in 2014. She graduated from Provo High School, Brigham Young University with a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Walden University with a Masters of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. She started teaching and advising FCCLA at Taylorview Jr. High in Idaho Falls, ID for two years. Then she moved back to Utah and has taught at Pleasant Grove Junior High for eight years, exploding the enrollment in her classes, as well as the interest for FCCLA at her school. She has had many students from her chapter continue on in high school to become state and national officers. She has been recognized as FCCLA Area 4 Adviser of the Year in Utah for 2008-2009, 2009 Master Advisor, 2011 Advisor Mentor, and 2013 Utah Nominee for the National FCCLA Lifetouch Exemplary Leader Award. She keeps involved with leadership and professionalism in NEA, ACTE, and FCCLA. She currently serves as the CTE Team Leader at her school and Secretary on the UATFACS Board. She is excited to serve on the National Consultant Team to help advisers around the country to light the fire of leadership in their communities, as well as keeping the flame for FCCLA blazing. When she is not in her classroom, or at professional meetings, you might find her running a race to get a finisher’s medal, hiking, making a quilt, cooking something new, playing the piano, reading a good historical fiction novel, playing at the park with her 3 nephews, 4 nieces, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, 6 siblings-in law, or just enjoying visiting about the wonderful things happening in her classroom and FCCLA chapter.
Rachel VanPelt joined the National Consultant Team in 2012. Rachel's first goal as a new teacher in 2007 was to establish an FCCLA chapter at her school. By integrating FCCLA in the classroom through use of the Planning Process, Power of One, STAR Events, and national programs, she's been able to accomplish that goal and help many student members enhance their leadership abilities. She has served as adviser to a state president, a national Skill Demonstration Event winner, and multiple national STAR Event gold and silver medalists. In addition, Rachel has been involved in Virginia Alumni & Associates at the state level, as well as currently serving as the President-Elect to the Virginia FCCLA Board of Directors. Rachel has a Bachelor's degree in Family & Consumer Sciences Education and a Master's in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Tech, so in her spare time she enjoys watching Hokie football games. One of Rachel's favorite parts of being an FCCLA adviser is participating in state and national meetings because there's always something new to learn from other chapter advisers. She's excited about her new role as a National Consultant Team member and is looking forward to meeting you at future national meetings.