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PV teacher implements textiles into her everyday teaching

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Ms. Annette Molino sews a shirt that had been made from textiles. Before PV, she used to work with textiles as a manager of different outlet stores.

Ms. Annette Molino sews a shirt that had been made from textiles. Before PV, she used to work with textiles as a manager of different outlet stores.

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Ms. Annette Molino sews a shirt that had been made from textiles. Before PV, she used to work with textiles as a manager of different outlet stores.

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Ms. Annette Molino sits in the audience as she watches her bridal show put on by the Louisiana State University Fashion Committee. She had spent countless hours with them creating the show and with it finished, she is proud of what they accomplished.

Now, Molino is the interior design and clothing construction teacher at Pascack Valley. She teaches her students skills regarding different types of fabric that she worked with when she had a job in textiles, which are types of cloth or fabric used to make clothing or other materials.

Molino went to Louisiana State University where she took a textile class. In that class, she used cotton, wool and silk.

“I have always been interested in how to combine different types of materials to create a classic but stylish look,” Molino said. “When I was in college, I had an astonishing textile teacher who focused on the different properties of fabric.”

In college, she was the president of the LSU Fashion Committee which produced a huge annual bridal show. Molino enjoyed being a part of the show which had over 250 vendors participating in it.

After college, Molino worked for a company that trademarked cuddleskin, a flannel backed satin fabric. She was the regional manager of 18 outlet stores on the East Coast.

She traveled frequently to store locations to train staff, conduct employee reviews, restaff stores, and study profit margins to increase sales and reduce shrinking.

I love sharing my excitement about the fashion world and hope to inspire students to find a niche in such a progressive field.”

— Annette Molino

“While working with textiles we would use prototypes,” Molino said. “We would construct a team of people and by doing that we would troubleshoot issues over how to reduce the cost of the garment in a way that the quality would remain the same.”

When Molino became a teacher at PV, she was very limited in space in her room and had to get used to the transition from being a manager to being a teacher.

She teaches interior design and clothing construction classes, both of which allow students to learn about different fabrics and the types of garment that use each fabric.

“Molino has taught me what the different types of fabrics and patterns are and how to hand stitch,” Rachel McCambridge, a PV sophomore a part of the clothing construction class, said. “From her class, I have created a love for sewing.”

Despite having to adjust from managing to teaching, Molino loves what she does at PV.

“I love fashion and I enjoy working with high school students,” Molino said. “I love sharing my excitement about the fashion world and hope to inspire students to find a niche in such a progressive field.”

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