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.

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."