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   Welcome to CPE at SHS

Welcome to the CPE/DECA page at SHS!  I teach C.P.E. (Career Pathway Experience) at SHS, which is also a part of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America).  CPE is a class that serves as a bridge between students and the working environment.  Students are admitted to CPE through an application process, and understand that they must be employed with a position that can offer an average of 15 hours per week for a cumulative total of 540 working hours by the end of the school year.  They also learn practical concepts in a hands-on approach that will serve them well when they have graduated and are far from home and SHS - concepts such as time management, teamwork, cooperative learning, financing and budgeting, social and business etiquette, and many other skills needed to succeed as a young adult in a working world.

Through DECA, my students and I are able to travel to New York for the New York Experience - Financial District Conference in December, as well as attend the Sports and Marketing Conference in Orlando in February.  These trips allow my students to become exposed to different aspects of the business world in two very different settings.  We always have a fantastic time actively learning and making educational strides toward their future career goals.  

I formerly worked in the corporate world for a major company before going back to school to become a teacher. This vantage point taught me well how to succeed and network in the working arena, and has allowed me to share with students the expectations of a very competitive business world in which they will one day become a vital part of in their adult life.  I then attended Northwest Community College, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Mississippi (HOTTY TODDY), and received my Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.  I have been at SHS since 2005, and I love what I do!




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