Teacher - Edward Leszczynski
Phone: (609) 380-0200 x131
The Business Management, Marketing and Finance CTE Program of Study provides students with a comprehensive introduction to business. This is achieved through the utilization of curriculum from The Junior Achievement of New Jersey (janj.org) as well as the incorporation of lessons from the McGraw-Hill textbooks: An Introduction to Business, Marketing Essentials and Entrepreneurship: Building a Business.
With the support of these reference materials and utilizing the School Store, The Hawk’s Nest, and the annual school yearbook, Pathways, as Structured Learning Environments (SLE) a project-based learning (PBL) approach is utilized to expose students to real-world business situations involving all aspects of the core aspects of any work environment – Operations, Management, Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Sales.
Students also graduate from this program having earned Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
“The students are my customers,” states Business Instructor, Ed Leszczynski. “Every day it is my job to teach them the tools and practices that will assist them in achieving personal and professional success. No matter what career path they may follow, students graduate from the Business program with transferable skills that will serve them throughout their business and professional lives.”
Leszczynski has over 30 years of business experience in the public, private, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He has successfully utilized the business tools and practices that he now teaches in the various management positions he has held with several major health care systems, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Virtua Health, and the Tenet Health System. Prior to that he began honing these skills as Chief-of-Staff to a Philadelphia City Councilmember and as the Staff Director for a U.S. Congressman. He has also managed a gourmet restaurant and two gourmet food stores, was the Director of Marketing and Government Relations for an architectural design firm and he has served on the boards of several Chambers of Commerce. These experiences are connected through an active Advisory Board of industry, community and post secondary partners.