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Business

Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? 7-12 Business Teacher, Computer Applications, Computers 7 & 8, Accounting I, II, III, Personal Finance, AutoCAD, and Yearbook

High School attended? Keya Paha County High School

University Attended? Midland Lutheran College

Degree Received? Bachelor of Arts in Education, Endorsements in 6-12 Business and 7-12 Coaching

Master's degree program or school attended? Wayne State College – Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction, 7-12 Industrial Technology Endorsement, MS in Administration PK-12 Administration

Extra-Curricular Duties? Head HS Volleyball Coach, Head JH Track Coach, Senior Class Sponsor, Yearbook, and Technology Coordinator

In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School? I enjoy being able to be involved with the students in different areas whether it is in the classroom teaching them or being able to coach them in the different sports. Being a smaller school enables the kids to be involved in a lot of things and the ability to try many different things.

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Accounting I, II, Ill,IV
Elective
Grades 11 -12
one semester
5 credits

This course begins vocational preparation for accounting careers and also provides for those students who may seek careers in related business fields. It provides practice and application of accounting knowledge. Students will balance ledgers and bank statements, figure payroll, taxes, accounts payable and receivable. It is strongly recommended for students who want to continue studying business at the college level. We will also do some accounting in the automated version on the computer during Accounting III.

Business Law
Elective
Grades 11, 12
one semester
5 credits

Business Law educates students on the basics of our laws, constitutional rights, and comt system. The fundamentals of laws concerning contracts, property, employment, and commercial paper are also presented. Students will also learn useful tips to help prevent future legal difficulties in each area as well. There will be many opportunities to apply the knowledge gained to case studies and other applicable situations.

Business Math
Elective
Grades 11, 12
one semester
Permission
5 credits

The emphasis is on mathematics needed in consumer and career situations. The course starts with a review of basic computational skills followed by these five areas of importance: 1. income, banking and credit, 2. transportation, 3. housing, 4. taxes, insurance and investments, 5. purchasing and budgeting.

Personal Finance
Elective
Grades 11, 12
one semester
5 credits

This course is an introduction to personal financial management. It includes the wise use of various banking and financial services, credit use and budgeting. Keeping financial records and income tax records and filing are explored. Comparisons of saving and investing alternatives, including the stock market, and the need for and types of property, life and health insurance, and other financial decisions will be studied.

Entrepreneurship
Elective
Grades 11 – 12
one semester
Prerequisite: Accounting I, Personal Finance, and Business Law
5 credits

Students will learn the basics of starting and operating a small business as well as constructing a business plan. Actual small businesses that manage and operate the school's pop machines will be created and maintained to gain real-world experience concerning aspects of owning and running a small business.

Desktop Publishing I
Elective
Grades 10 - 12
two semesters
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of"B" in English and permission, which includes a written application.
10 credits

Using Adobe software, students will learn layout and produce the school yearbook. Other topics include news writing, style, digital photography and advertising.

Desktop Publishing II, III
Elective
Grades 11 - 12
two semesters
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of"B" in English and permission, which includes a written application.
10 credits

This is a continuation of the first course with an emphasis on leadership skills. Students will use their experience to serve in editing and business positions and act as role models for beginning students. Much more emphasis is placed on layout and style.