Ashley Webb, a family and consumer sciences teacher at South Oldham High School (Oldham County) recently was honored with the New Professional Award from the National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (NATFCS).

The annual winner is selected from a pool of candidates who have five years of teaching experience or less.

Webb teaches Life Skills and Advanced Foods classes at South Oldham High.

“Ashley Webb has a quote at the end of all of her e-mails that says, ‘I prepare kids for life.’  Without question, she has accomplished this at South Oldham High School,” Principal Jeff Griffin said. “She has been instrumental in the growth of our Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization, and she has encouraged her students to get involved in the community.”

Webb was presented her award at the Kentucky Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences conference in Louisville.

The National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, a non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the Family and Consumer Sciences Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education. NATFACS links state and national family and consumer sciences associations, promoting professionalism, leadership development, program improvement, policy formation, marketing skills and networking opportunities.