Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Marketing Education from Virginia Tech;NBPTS Certification in CTE
I am excited to be a BULL! I am a graduate of Virginia Tech (and avid VT football fan) and have lived in Harrisburg for over 30 years. I love Hickory Ridge and have had 2 children graduate from this school. I am married to fellow Bulls Teacher and Men's Varsity Basketball Coach, Robert Machado, so our son Max and I spend a lot of time at basketball games cheering on the Bulls. I have my BS in Marketing Education Teacher from Va Tech and am an experienced DECA Advisor. I also have my National Boards for Professional Teaching certification in CTE.
In the Fall semester, I will be teaching two Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) classes. I have the 9th graders in Principles of Hospitality 1st Block (A/B rotation) and Hospitality Marketing for Juniors 3rd block (A/B rotation); and Marketing 1 during 4th block. We are using Canvas for this course. I will be posting all Power Point presentations and assignments for students and parents to access through this website. I have 2nd period planning, if you need to contact me.
We also continue building our HRHS DECA chapter this year. Please see the DECA link for more important information about this exciting student organization! We have the distinct honor of one of our recent graduates, Andrew Weatherman, to serve as the International Executive President of DECA for 2018-19. We have established a history of excellence here at HRHS and I am so excited about the LIMITLESS opportunities that our chapter has in store for this year! We will meet everu 1/3 Thursdays after school to prepare for DECA competitions. Join DECA and see what it can do for you! #HEREWEGO
Please also visit the AOHT link on our home page for more information and expectations about NAF and the Academy. I look forward to an exciting and productive semester!
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