PHS Business Team

PHS is very fortunate to have four seasoned business professionals on staff. With close to a century of real-world business experience behind them, class discussion often features "tales from the trenches" - real-world stories that really add to your classroom experience. Go ahead - ask them anything!

Ms. Jordan

Courses Taught

Current: Business Organization & Management, Entrepreneurship

Previous: Web Page Design, Economic Seminar, Personal Finance

Education

M.B.A. (University of Phoenix)

B.A. (Penn State University)

Ms. Leacy

Courses Taught

Current: Cooperative Education, Marketing, Student Option
Previous: Special Education, Computer Applications, Accounting, Personal Finance

Education

M.A. in Teaching

B.S. in Communications/Business, with a minor in Fitness

Certifications include: Teacher of Business, Special Education,
Cooperative Education

Experience

Prior to joining the Business Department of PHS in 2011, Ms Leacy worked as a long-term substitute in various schools, Pre-school Director, Fitness Senior Director, Trainer in Corporate America, and Airline Employee (Marketing, Sales, Trainer, and Flight Attendant).

Other

At PHS, Ms Leacy is Fashion Club advisor; outside of school, she is still fitness certified as a Personal Trainer, Yoga, and Pilates, runs a small business, coaches basketball & soccer, and in her spare time (hah!), she loves to travel.

Mr. McCombs

Courses Taught

Current: Accounting I, Personal Finance, Sports Entertainment Business

Previous: 

Education

Other

Mr. Michaels

Courses Taught

Current: Principles of Economics (Honors), Personal Finance

Previous: Accounting I, Accounting II, Law & Business, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Sports Entertainment Business, Web Page Design.

Education

M.B.A in Management & International Business (Rutgers)

B.S. in Marketing, minor in Spanish (Rutgers)

A.A.S. in Business (Somerset County College)

Experience

Prior to joining the PHS Business Department in 2010, Mr Michaels taught in other Central NJ districts since 2005. Before that, he held a variety of support and management positions at small and large companies in the area, including AT&T, Bellcore (now Ericcson), Pharmacia Biotech (now GE Healthcare), and a high-tech start-up.

Other

Mr Michaels is Lead Advisor for the PHS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the PHS Yuh-Gi-Oh! club. He loves technology, is passionate about digital photography, and likes astronomy and trivia.

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