Elizabeth Ann Gallagher - Emerging Professional Award, 2021

Elizabeth (Nemeth) Gallagher is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A 2007 graduate from the University of Arizona, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Consumer Sciences Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Flute Performance. She earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Point Park University in Pittsburgh in 2018 and was the recipient of the Point Park University Academic Excellence Award in 2018, was awarded the PAFCS Graduate Fellowship award in 2017, and the University of Arizona Alumni of the Year in 2010 from Pima County Career and Technical Education.

Since 2014 Elizabeth has worked at North Allegheny School District in Wexford, Pennsylvania where she is the Family and Consumer Sciences Department Chair overseeing 14 FACS instructors, all FACS curriculum, and teaching 16 different course offerings at 6 sites in the district, effectively teaching and designing professional development opportunities and enhanced instruction techniques. To meet the challenges of Covid 19, Mrs. Gallagher led her department in creating innovative and engaging instruction across models including hybrid, cohort and virtual learning, integrating technology seamlessly into all levels and types of instruction.

Elizabeth served as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2017. She is an adviser for the North Allegheny Chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) where her students implement projects locally and nationally

Elizabeth serves on the board of directors for both Pennsylvania Association of Family Consumer Sciences and the Pennsylvania Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. She is passionate about equipping students with skills needed to be successful adults.  She currently resides in Beaver, Pennsylvania with her husband Hugh and their three daughters, Susie (9 ½ ), Bridget (7) and Molly (2).