Realityworks Employee Invited to Help Set Education Standards

Diane Ross, Senior Field Account Manager for Realityworks, will participate in reviewing the National Family and Consumer Education Standards. Diane Ross

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., April 20, 2016 – Diane Ross, Senior Field Account Manager for Realityworks, will join nine other reviewers from across the country in participating in the review of the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education.

The committee will revise and set new standards for the areas of study, comprehensive standards, content standards, competencies and process questions for FACS areas of study. These components help determine what will be taught in FACS classes across the nation as well as how students will be assessed.  The committee begins late this month with the review of Parenting, Human Development and Early Childhood Education standards.

“We are proud to have one of our employees be selected for this honor. This achievement is a testament of Diane’s knowledge and expertise in education and her commitment to her customers,” said Timm Boettcher, President and CEO of Realityworks.

Diane holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.  She has been with Realityworks for more than 3 years and has been instrumental in assisting educators implement educational solutions that make a difference in students’ lives. She was selected to be a part of the National Family and Consumer Education Standards review by Helen Fuqua, the Program Specialist for Family and Consumer Sciences and related clusters of the Virginia Department of Education for her previous involvement in updating the competencies for Virginia’s Early Childhood and Parenting State curriculum.

Realityworks has offered products, programs and training to FACS educators for over 20 years and their products can be found in over 62 percent of U.S. school districts. Realityworks’ products have impacted over six million students and assisted educators in addressing parenting skills, teen pregnancy prevention, child abuse and neglect, and career development. The company was also awarded the 2014 National Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences Champion Award for their work in supporting FACS.

To learn more about these products, visit www.realityworks.com or call 800-262-3806.

About Realityworks, Inc.
Established over 20 years ago to better address parenting skills, teen pregnancy prevention and child abuse and neglect through educational products, Realityworks, Inc. is dedicated to creating experiential learning tools that engage students while improving the human condition. Most famous for their RealCare Baby infant simulator (formerly known as Baby Think it Over®), Realityworks has developed several other programs over the last decade to support career and technology education and career preparation in the areas of career exploration, business, health and welding. Their RealCareer® Welding Solutions line was developed to engage users through simulation, replication and evaluation of welds. With products in 62 percent of U.S. school districts and programs in more than 90 countries around the world, Realityworks has made a worldwide impact. For more information, visit www.realityworks.com, or call toll-free 800-830-1416.

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