Teacher Intro

  • Ms. Palin Patricia Palin
    406-728-2400 ext. 6529

    I have been a Family & Consumer Sciences FACS teacher for over 30 years.  I teach an Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism, 3 levels of Foods and Nutrition classes/Culinary Arts, which are practical art or CTE credits.  I also teach Interior Design.
    Hospitality & Tourism is an introduction course for grades 9-12.  The industry encompasses lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusements, attractions, and food/beverage operations.  Students will explore the early years of the hospitality and tourism industry and examine characteristics needed for the success of that industry.  This is a .5 CTE credit
    Foods & Nutrition level 1 is a basic cooking and baking course for grades 9-12.  Units within the course are kitchen safety and sanitation, cooking and baking tools, reading a recipe and measuring ingredients.  Specific cooking a baking units include quick breads, cookies and candies, eggs, dairy and grains. Students also learn about the basic nutrient groups and how they work in our bodies.  There is a $20 lab fee for this course.  This is a .5 CTE credit
    Food & Nutrition 2 expands on the basic level one course for grades 10-12.  Culinary 1 is the prerequisite for this course.  Culinary 2 is a more advanced class focusing on furthering the principles of cooking and baking.  Specific learning units include knife skills, yeast breads, cakes and cake decorating, hot and cold appetizers, pasta and sauces, herbs, seasonings and spices, soups, stews and chili.  There is a $20 lab fee for this course. This is a .5 CTE credit.
    Culinary Arts and Catering course gives students a sense of the business aspect of the field of culinary arts.  Students earn money by baking coffee cart treats, making and delivering teacher lunches and take home dinners and completing catered events.  Students perform all levels of the business from shopping to pricing out their products.  Students also  volunteer making foods at local community service areas.  This course is a pathway into culinary arts careers and students can become ServSafe trained and certified. Culinary 1 and 2 are the prerequisites for this course. There is a $20 lab fee for this course.  This is a 1.0 CTE credit.
    Interior Design
    This project based course will help you learn how to identify, design and furnish your own living space with style and taste.  Students arrange layouts, study color schemes, draw floor plans, select materials for color and sample boards, and choose furnishings and accessories.  Emphasis is placed on: principle and elements of design and the selection and organization of furnishings, floor and wall coverings, window treatments, lighting and accessories.
    This is a .5 CTE credit