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Department of Career and Technology Education

Grinstead 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4452
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Chair


Billie Perrin

Assistant Professor Billie Perrin
Family and Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator

Office: Grinstead 235A
Phone: 660-543-4647


M.S./Ed. in Vocational Home Economics - University of Central Missouri, 1979.

B.S./Ed. in Vocational Home Economics - University of Central Missouri,1973.


Classes regularly taught

  • Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Student Teaching Supervision
  • Introduction to Career and Technology Education
  • Family Resource Management
  • Professional Preparation in CTE


Experience and Expertise

  • 30 years teaching experience at the senior level in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Written and received numerous career and technology and school reform grants 
  • District Coordinator for implemetation and evaluation of the Coalition of Essential Schools reform initative
  • Content Expert for DESE Career and Technology Mentoring Program 


Professional Presentations

Alkire, M.L. & Perrin., B. (2011, June). A Paradigm Shift:  Changing Perceptions Through Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Phoenix, AZ

Alkire, M.L. & Perrin., B (2009, November). Going Green in the FCS Programs. (St. Louis Community College)., St. Louis, Missouri

Alkire, M.L. & Perrin., B (2009, June). Sustaining the Future by Going Green in FACS Programs . (AAFCS) Knoxville, Tennessee

Alkire, M.L. & Perrin., B (2008, June). Upcycling Authentic Assessment for the Millennial Learner in a Technology-driven Society. (AAFCS), Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Alkire, M.L. & Perrin., B (2008, June). An Assessment of Textile and Apparel Curriculum in Missouri Schools.( MO-ACTE). Springfield, Missouri



  • Student Organization American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Kappa Omicron Nu