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McCombie Recognized as National Teacher Educator of the Year

Sally McCombie

Sally McCombie has been recognized as the 2009 Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator of the Year by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She will receive the award at the association’s annual conference in Knoxville, Tenn., on June 25.

McCombie is a professor in IUP’s Human Development and Environmental Studies Department and coordinates the family and consumer sciences education program.

“The university takes pride in Dr. McCombie’s continuing record of national distinction as a teacher and scholar,” IUP President Tony Atwater said. “Professor McCombie works diligently to develop innovative learning opportunities for our students, and we are very pleased that she has been selected for this national recognition.” In 2000, she was selected for the Outstanding Professional Award from the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

McCombie is president of the Pennsylvania Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. In 2008, she was one of thirty delegates sent from the United States to the International Federation of Home Economics World Congress in Lucerne, Switzerland, as a representative of the IUP College of Health and Human Services and the Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences, the national organization of individuals who hold administrative roles in family and consumer sciences in colleges and universities.

She also serves on the Pennsylvania Department of Education Program Approval Evaluation Team and Future Directions Committee and represents the state on the development panel for National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.