This is the start of my 22nd year at Melba High School as the Business Teacher. I have taught everything from Shorthand to the current Windows 2016 package, Marketing Economics to second year Accounting.
I am the Business Professionals of America Advisor. My experience in this organization is vast. I started as a National Post-Secondary Officer in 1995. I took over a very active chapter at Melba High School when I was hired. I have kept that chapter strong for the last 20 years, consistently having students place in the top 10 at state competition and have students qualify for national competition every year. Melba has also had the Regional Vice President, who assists the state officer team at the State Leadership Conference, for several years. I host the Regional Leadership Conference and organize and lead the Regional Leadership Day for the other 14 chapters in our region. I work with the State Advisor and State Conference Coordinator to run the state conference for 1400+ students. I am the State Officer Coordinator which entails working with the state officers from election through the following state conference. Those officers are trained to lead state meetings at the national conference, participate in Joint Student Leadership with the state officers of the other 6 professional technical student organizations, an officer retreat, run two Joint Officer Leadership Training sessions available to all chapter officer teams in the state in conjunction with the post-secondary officers, and run the State Leadership Conference. One recent thing that I am very proud of is I was selected as the National Advisor of the Year. Thanks for a gracious nomination from a wonderful state officer and a great friend, I was selected and was honored at the Honors Session at the 2016 National Leadership Conference in Boston.
I am the Natural Helpers Advisor, Yearbook Advisor, serve on the Wellness Committee, have been active in hosting and helping with student activities that encourage drug free decisions-Green Dot program, and have worked with teachers K - 12 on several service projects. I most recently helped a group of 10 high school students run a leadership training to all 7th and 8th graders presenting mini-workshops and leading large group activities.
I have worked on several community service projects, been active with staff district wide, lead and participated in endless fund raising, and was lead negotiator for the junior/senior high staff for several years.
I currently teach 6 classes, which all have links here. The course outlines are attached to each specific class and a week by week plan is listed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.