I have been teaching Business/Technology classes in Montana for over twenty years. I started my career in Hays/Lodgepole on the Fort Belknap Indian reservation in north central Monatana. I spent two years teaching/coaching in Harlowton and sixteen years in Alberton, a small town west of Missoula.
I grew up in Helena and graduated from HHS in 1985. I received Bachelor of Science degrees from both Rocky Mountain College and Eastern Montana College (now MSUB). I earned my Master’s degree from the University of Montana.
Many of us will be involved, at one time or another, in legal situations. Law consists of rules of conduct that can be legally enforced. The United States has more laws than any other country in the legal world, yet many of us are ignorant when it comes to understanding our legal system and the rights and responsibilities we share as citizens under the law. It’s important, therefore, to learn about the laws that will no doubt affect us during our lifetime. Law and Justice will help make one more aware of both legal rights and responsibilities and how one can become an effective citizen–both now and in the future.
By providing wide exposure to the legal rights and responsibilities of people in many circumstances, Law and Justice covers a broad base of everyday law related activities in which an individual is likely to become involved. Topics include: Criminal Law, Civil Law,Personal/Property Contracts, Consumer Protection, Marriage Contracts and possibly a Mock Trial in the court house with a real judge (if time and resources allow) .
Students will develop the skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Topics will include planning your career, payroll and taxes, banking, credit, financing your first car, insurance, renting an apartment, budgeting, purchasing, and basic economics. Financial literacy is a key player in the success of your role as a citizen, student, family member, consumer, and active participant in the business world. This course is intended to provide you with opportunities for self-awareness, expression, and satisfaction in a highly technical and competitive society.
This course was designed to assist students with exploring careers and developing skills necessary to make meaningful decisions about their career choice. Students will be made aware that there are many factors to consider before selecting a suitable career. This course will assist the students in assessing their personal strengths and weaknesses as they relate to career decisions. This course will aid the student in developing strategies to make an effective transition from school to work. The student will develop skills in this course that are generic to all occupations, such as properly preparing career documents needed to obtain employment. The student will be able to recognize that career enhancements and career changes are common and that they need to be prepared with the proper tolls, resources, and guidance to make informed decisions about their career choice throughout their lifetime