Born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica. I am a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Masters Degree in Education Administration. I aspire to complete my studies at George Mason University. This is my second time as a staff member at BDHS. It is my hope to rejuvenate the FCCLA Club where students can get a chance to broaden their horizons. 

 To ALL my students, you are missed, remember to practice social distancing and be safe! I'm available on Thursdays between 1 -2 pm for discussion on "TEAMS"

NB. To my Nutrition and Wellness students please see "files" on the class page for your weekly dated enrichment with instructions. The videos are there to help you.
To my Independent Living students, please see "files" for your weekly dated enrichment posted on your class page. Please reference the instructions to access the links/ videos as indicated.

Block 1 Nutrition & Wellness
Block 2 Nutrition & Wellness Block 3 Independent Living


Understanding Wellness

  1. Explain the relationship between nutrition and wellness.
  2. Explore factors that influence wellness and lifestyle practices across the lifespan.
  3. Explain the relationship between physical fitness and wellness.
  4. Identify community resources and services for nutrition and wellness.
  5. Analyze the components of a plan to improve physical fitness.
  6. Identify eating patterns and their effects on wellness.
  7. Identify the effects of food fads and diet fads on wellness.
  8. Examine the impact of eating disorders on wellness.
  9. Explain the relationship between stress and wellness.
  10. Describe strategies to manage stress.
  11. Analyze factors that affect emotional well-being.
  12. Investigate community and national topics related to nutrition and wellness.
  13. Analyze economic, environmental, and social determinants that influence food choices and other nutritional practices.
  14. Describe the effects of government policies and regulations on nutrition and wellness.
  15. Develop a plan to promote and sustain personal wellness.

Investigating Principles of Nutrition

  1. Identify the functions of macro- and micronutrients and the body’s requirements for each.
  2. Evaluate sources of nutrition information.
  3. Compare human nutritional needs at the different stages of life.
  4. Identify methods for determining a healthy body weight.
  5. Explain the principles of energy balance.
  6. Explore basic concepts of nutrition for meeting special dietary needs.

Planning Menus and Preparing Food

  1. Apply science-based dietary guidelines when planning menus.
  2. Perform nutritional analyses of recipes and menus.
  3. Apply basic concepts of nutrition in meal planning to meet special dietary needs.
  4. Use the nutrition facts label to evaluate the nutritional quality of foods.
  5. Develop a food budget and comparison-shopping strategies.
  6. Identify the components of a standardized recipe.
  7. Modify recipes to meet dietary needs.
  8. Apply time-management principles when planning, preparing, and serving food.
  9. Design kitchen work space to facilitate efficient food preparation.
  10. Select and use food-preparation utensils and equipment.

Ensuring Food Safety

  1. Explain the conditions that promote the growth of food-borne pathogens.
  2. Identify types of food-borne illnesses (i.e., pathogenic and parasitic infections).
  3. Demonstrate safe preparation and handling practices for food.
  4. Outline steps for cleaning and sanitizing food-preparation utensils and equipment.


Balancing Work and Family

  1. Identify the meaning of work and the meaning of family.
  2. Describe how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  3. Identify strategies for balancing work and family roles.
  4. Describe the relationship of family goals and principles to work goals and principles.
  5. Explain ways in which social, economic, and technological changes and trends affect work and family dynamics.
  6. Develop strategies for sharing responsibilities to manage family and work.
  7. Apply problem-solving processes to individual and family problems.

Managining Resources to Achieve Goals

  1. Distinguish between wants and needs.
  2. Establish short- and long-term personal goals.
  3. Use the planning process to establish and achieve individual and group goals.

Making Responsible Consumer Choices

  1. Evaluate sources of consumer information.
  2. Identify strategies for a planned buying process.
  3. Describe consumer rights and responsibilities.
  4. Evaluate factors affecting consumer decisions in a global economy.

Managing Personal and Family Finances

  1. Describe the impact of the fundamental principles of economics on personal finances.
  2. Identify local, state, and federal taxes.
  3. Develop a budget or spending plan for personal money management (e.g., earning, spending, saving, and investing).
  4. Evaluate personal banking services.
  5. Identify procedures for opening and managing an account in a financial institution.

Child Development and Parenting

  1. Identify principles of human growth and development.
  2. Describe conditions that influence human growth and development.
  3. List strategies for promoting growth and development.