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!
Current: Business Organization & Management, Entrepreneurship
Previous: Web Page Design, Economic Seminar, Personal Finance
M.B.A. (University of Phoenix)
B.A. (Penn State University)
Current: Cooperative Education, Marketing, Student Option
Previous: Special Education, Computer Applications, Accounting, Personal Finance
M.A. in Teaching
B.S. in Communications/Business, with a minor in Fitness
Certifications include: Teacher of Business, Special Education,
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).
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.
Current: Accounting I, Personal Finance, Sports Entertainment Business
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.
M.B.A in Management & International Business (Rutgers)
B.S. in Marketing, minor in Spanish (Rutgers)
A.A.S. in Business (Somerset County College)
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.
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.