Family and Consumer Sciences


Name Classes Taught
Priscilla Burns, Dept. Chair Culinary, 
Laura Dietle HEROES TEACH, Careers With Kids, Human Development, Senior Survival
Susan Sullins
Integrated Life Management, Teen Topics, Nutrition


Priscilla Burns

Priscilla Burns graduated from CSU-Chico with Bachelors Degrees and a teaching credential in Home Economics, Life Science and designated subject credentials in Culinary Art and Retail Sales.  After interning with the California State Department of Education, she taught in Princeton for 13 years.  In 1995, she was awarded Princeton Teacher of the year. She was awarded California Teacher of the Year in 1996.  Upon moving into Chico Unified School District Priscilla taught at Bidwell for one year and transferred to Pleasant Valley High School in 1997.  She received Chico Unified Teacher of the Year in 1998 and has been teaching Life Management, Culinary Art and Project Director for ACE-LIFE.

Laura Dietle

I graduated from California State University, Chico with a degree in Home Economics; minor English.  I have been a teacher for 25 years; 12yrs for MaxwellUnifiedSchool District and 13yrs at PVHS.  I am a Chico native and feel very fortunate to be able to work in the town I love at such a great high school.  I currently teach classes that involve placing students with mentors in the community in Education and Human Service occupations.  Facilitating mentor connections for students and witnessing the positive relationships between them has been one of the greatest joys and accomplishments of my teaching career. I feel proud to be in a California Partnership Academy and a department at PVHS that has received a state "Program of Excellence" award.