Prescott High School students love taking business courses from Lori Stuckman - she keeps the materials relevant, and the students engaged. She's known to be organized, in touch with technology and has a great sense of humor. Students know that when they're done with her class, they'll have knowledge and skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
Tim LaMaster said he knows definitely he'll use what she taught him - actually, he already has used it in creating resumes', cover letters and submitting job applications. His sister, Larissa LaMaster found the information on how to prepare for a job interview helpful. They both agreed they felt better prepared for getting a job due to Stuckman's class.
It's not just the PHS students who recognize Stuckman's excellence, however. PricewaterhouseCoopers has taken notice too, and have chosen her to be one 120 teachers across the country to attend their Seminar in San Francisco, all expenses paid.
In the press release announcing their selection of Stuckman, they wrote,
"The international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS), a program from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, have selected Prescott High School's Business Management Teacher Lori Stuckman to attend their Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility.
"The program promotes global financial literacy, technology, entrepreneurship, math for finance and investing, and leadership for high school students by providing free innovative educational content and engaging workshops for educators. 120 teachers and administrators were selected from around the nation to attend three days of workshops in San Francisco, California, this June.
"Applicants had to submit essays on their philosophy of teaching, what they would do with new methods to teach business, and how innovations in teaching business could benefit their communities. Air flight, hotel accommodations, meals, and conference registration fees and materials will be paid by the scholarship award. Lori states, "I am honored to have been selected for this excellent professional development opportunity. Our business management students will benefit from the new ideas and methods learned at this outstanding seminar."
So, next year, Mrs. Stuckman will have a few new things to teach her students. But, that's not a concern. As Tim said, "Mrs. Stuckman always makes sure you learn the material."
*Editor's note: In the interest of full disclosure, Tim and Larissa LaMaster are the author's children.