Welcome! My name is Cindy Reardon, and this year I will be teaching FACS 8 and Communications. I am Virginia born and raised, attended Fairfax County schools, and received my bachelor degree in Education from Roanoke College. I have taught English and history for 19 years in Virginia and Maine. I moved back to the NoVa area to be closer to my elderly mother. It is through a long-term substitute position in FACS that I fell in love with this subject and decided to add this endorsement to my license. FACS taps into my inner Martha Stewart. I have been sewing and cooking since I was a very small child. In fact, while most kids had lemonade stands, I was on the corner selling baked goods or art work. It is my joy to be able to pass these passions on to another generation.
I was asked to teach Communications because of my English and Theatre background. This course introduces students to the basic principles of human communication, including interpersonal and small group, intercultural, mass or electronic communication, and public speaking In this class we will explore all the types of communication and how to effectively communicate in different situations and in different ways.
Both FACS and Communications involve essential life skills. It is the hope that what you learn in these courses you will carry with you in your future academic endeavors and your life. These courses are hands-on and require collaboration, so it is essential that you be ready to roll up your sleeves and be ready to work with others. It is going to be a great year!!
I am also the director of the JML Players and I hope to see many of you working on the show this year. There are so many ways to get involved in the theatre, so there is a place for all of your varied talents. If you are interested in auditioning or working on one of the many crews please go to the JML Players website. There is no family like your theatre family.
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