Hi, I’m Kayla Pins.

I am a health teacher to high school students in rural Iowa.

I live in a small town with my husband, son, and dog.

In my spare time I enjoy needlework, reading, cooking, and gardening. I blog about my hobbies at Pins’s Needles.


  • Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, 2019
  • Master of Arts in Instructional Technology, University of Northern Iowa, 12 credits completed
  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies, Iowa State University 2011
  • Associate of Arts, Northeast Iowa Community College, 2008




  • Shai-Lin Mulroy December 7, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Kayla, you have so many amazing ideas on this website!!!! I am teacher Foods in Stony Plain, Alberta and am new to the course and your website is such an amazing resource. LOVE the unique lesson ideas and the links at the end of the lessons are amazing! Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your generosity in sharing !!

    • kaylapins January 4, 2019 at 9:24 am

      I’m glad you find it helpful! Welcome!

  • Darren December 19, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I had a question Id like just to my email. Do you still use the myfitnesspal website for ypur students?

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    I’m Kayla Pins – Health and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher to high school students in rural Iowa. Welcome to my online home where I share lesson plans, activities, and inspiration with fellow teachers.


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