Mrs. Barbra Nehls

Phone: 480-472-1539

Biography and FACS Course Information 

Be YOUR Best:  Be Taylor!  Be: Responsible, Respectful, and Positive!  These qualities work EVERYWHERE, all the time! 

Hello Taylor Trojan's!  My name is Barb Nehls and I am a Family And Consumer Sciences (FACS) Teacher!  I moved to Mesa with my husband in June 2013 from Midlothian, Virginia. I am passionate about FACS!  It is where ALL learning comes together for practical application in life!! FACS is under the umbrella of CTE - Career Technology Education; the engine of our society.  

I feel extremely fortunate to return to Taylor and the opportunity to teach FACS.

FACS is a Semester Elective.  Seventh and Eighth grade students are combined.  Therefore, I have two courses that rotate each year there by giving students a different class experience. (We will repeat a handful of favorite food experiences each year).  

The lessons and teachings are skills for life to help your child become more and more independent.  What I hope for each student is that through our theme of Be your BEST: Be Taylor by being responsible, respectful, and positive that students will leave understanding the importance of good character and having integrity.  These skills and those qualities are the recipe for success!   

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie. I taught FACS (what was Home Economics) in both Southern Minnesota and Wisconsin after college.  I worked in social services in Florida and taught FACS in Virginia before moving to Mesa.   I feel very lucky to have lived and worked in different parts of our country and feel that it has given me quite an appreciation for diversity not to mention all of the learning opportunities!

My husband and I enjoy travel whether it be for a week or two or so many wonderful day trips around The Valley and into the AZ mountains!  We love Arizona and living in Mesa!  I am looking forward to a great year at Taylor teaching your children (the) FACS!

For 2018/19 we will be in the FS14 Future Chefs rotation.