Family and Consumer Sciences

Department Head: Jennifer Kowalski

Department Phone: (630) 458-4214

Addison Trail Family & Consumer Education Department

Mission Statement

The Addison Trail High School Career & Technical Education Department strives to help every student to develop the skills and obtain the knowledge necessary to be successful beyond high school in their personal and professional lives. Students have the opportunity to pursue courses in the following areas: Business, Family & Consumer Sciences and Industry & Technology. CTE courses enable students to think and make decisions, simulate real-world experiences and apply academic/core subject matter to real work situations. CTE students have the opportunities to prepare for current and emerging careers, while focusing on being responsible and productive adults in the workplace.

Students have the opportunity to participate in national youth organizations in each of the three CTE areas. Students focus on developing their leadership skills and using their content skills in a competitive setting. Those youth organizations are Business Professionals of America (BPA), DECA, FCCLA and SkillsUSA.

Family and Consumer Sciences Program Goals:

*Strengthen the well-being of individuals and families across the life span

*Become responsible citizens and leaders in family, community and work settings

*Promote optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span

*Manage resources to meet the needs of individuals and families

*Use critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse families, communities and work environments

Notice of Nondiscrimination in CTE

Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities are available to all students without regard to race, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, status as homeless, or actual or potential martial or parental status, including pregnancy and to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

No student shall, based on sex or sexual orientation, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.

Name Phone Schedule Contact
Bridget Colleran
(630) 458-4210 View Bridget Colleran schedule Contact Bridget Colleran
Staff member Jennifer Kowalski photo
Jennifer Kowalski
Department Head
(630) 458-4214 View Jennifer Kowalski schedule Contact Jennifer Kowalski
Staff member Lija Marzec photo
Lija Marzec
(630) 458-4213 View Lija Marzec schedule Contact Lija Marzec
Staff member Lee Obrzut photo
Lee Obrzut
Department Secretary
(630) 628-3338 View Lee Obrzut schedule Contact Lee Obrzut
Paulina Pappas
Contact Paulina Pappas