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HSB Teacher Advisory Committee

The High School of Business (HSB) Advisory Committee was developed to provide a voice for our HSB teachers across the country. As the program continues to grow we feel that it is important to bring a group of experienced HSB teachers together to learn how we can provide program support and talk about program improvements. These teachers are also available to assist our HSB teachers, provide presentations and assist with other events as they are developed and called upon.  

Allison Holtzer currently teaches the High School of Business™ program at West Bend High School in Wisconsin. She serves as the lead instructor of the program as well as the department chair and FBLA advisor. Allison received her bachelor’s degree in business and marketing education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and her master’s degree in educational technology from Marian University.  

 

 

 

Janet Brophy is a High School of Business™ teacher at Haxtun High School in Colorado. Five years in a high school classroom and 10 years as an adjunct professor has given Janet the chance to use project-based learning with many students. Specifically, HSB has provided project-based learning that has helped increase her students’ critical thinking, offer more cross-curricular opportunities in the high school, and support diverse learning among students. Janet received her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming.

 

 

Ken Burrow is in his 10th year of teaching at Waverly-Shell Rock High School in Iowa. He currently teaches leadership, principles of business, principles of economics, wealth management, principles of finance, business strategies, digital design, and design and publishing. Ken is also the DECA and student publications advisor. Before teaching, Ken spent 20 years in the business world. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa, along with a bachelor’s degree in general business education and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resources management from Upper Iowa University. His wife, Beth, teaches social studies and TAG. They have two adult children and an awesome grandson.  

 

Yvette Schroeder is in her 18th year of teaching high school business and marketing education and computer technologies at Leipsic High School in Putnam County, Ohio. During that time, she has been the assistant athletic director, where she’s chaired numerous fundraising efforts totaling over $20,000—all donated to cancer research and assistance programs. She has been a class advisor (2009, 2016, and 2022) and is also the advisor for the Future Business Leaders of America.

Yvette graduated from Ohio Northern University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and began working for The Limited, Inc. in sales/management after graduating in 1985. In 1987, she became a circulation manager for The Wall Street Journal in the Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati field offices for the next 12 years before enrolling at Bowling Green State University to pursue a business/marketing education teaching certification and master’s degree. She later began her teaching career in the Leipsic Local School District where she is the only trained High School of Business™ instructor in the school district of 660 students in grades K-12. She has taught a number of different courses including keyboarding, word processing, IT, web design, desktop publishing, business foundations, and computer applications. Currently, she teaches all HSB courses and an 8th grade foundations course. 


Sandra Wheeler teaches business and graphic design courses (Adobe Create Idaho) at Kuna High School in Kuna, Idaho. She is the lead instructor for the business and graphic communication department as well as the lead advisor for BPA. She is also serving on the business administration (HSB) and graphics communication state curriculum alignment committees. She received her BS in Business with an emphasis in marketing from BYU and has 24 years of teaching experience. Under Sandra’s direction, enrollment in business courses at Kuna have doubled since adding the High School of Business program.

 

 

Hilary Wimmer currently serves as the High School of Business™ program coordinator and Career and Technical Education department chair at Mountain Range High School in Westminster, Colorado. She also sponsors the school’s DECA chapter and investment club. At the district level, she leads the Career and Technical Education Professional Learning Teams in curriculum development. She was recently honored by the national Next Gen Personal Finance organization to be one of the Next Gen Change Makers with the goal of ensuring that all students leave high school financially literate. In 2019, she was also nominated for Adams 12 Five Star Schools Teacher of the Year and was awarded Colorado Junior Achievement Educator of the Year in May 2019. 

Before teaching, Hilary worked in human resources and also started a business in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a marketing major and leadership minor. She has also received a master’s degree in educational counseling, a Career and Technical Education certification through Colorado State University, and an educational specialist degree in educational leadership. Currently, she holds a Colorado Career and Technical Education educator's license, Colorado school counselor license, and a Colorado principal license. 

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