Taylor Stucky

Taylor Stucky

Business Educator


McPherson High School/USD 418

McPherson, KS USA


You don't go into teaching for the money. You become a teacher because you want to help people.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
After graduating college, I worked in the aerospace industry doing marketing and business development.
I now teach business to high school students and I love it!
After 1 year at my first job I was laid off.
I worked in marketing for a small company and did not enjoy what I was doing.
My mom is a teacher and I said I would never become a teacher.

Education

High School
McPherson High School
Bachelor
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Kansas State University
Graduate
Master of Science in Education
Fort Hays State University

Career

Business Educator

I teach business to high school students

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Education
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I teach 6 classes in a day and see around 150 students. Classes I teach are Business Essentials, Entrepreneurship, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Pup Prints (a student run t-shirt business), Prep for College, Work, & Family, and Computer Applications. Teaching requires a lot of lesson planning which happens outside of the school day. Once students enter the room you are engaging with them and do not have a lot of down time.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Because you are on show all day you have to have a lot of energy and patience to be a teacher. Teachers must be flexible because the day never goes as planned and teachers need good time management skills because if you aren't prepared the students can't do anything.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Teaching is pretty easy to get into, however, it takes a determined and dedicated person to be a GOOD teacher. Stay current in your subject area, attend conferences, implement new strategies in your classroom regularly, and be innovative.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Bachelor of Science in Business Education
graduate
Graduate
Master of Science in Administration or Curriculum

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why would you want to be a teacher? You will never make any money."