Welcome to the Arizona Business Education Association (ABEA) website. This website has been designed to keep in constant contact with its members, giving them access to curriculum, lesson plans, and teaching strategies. In addition, ABEA members have the ability to share with other members in order to stay current with Business Education.
The mission of the ABEA is to serve individuals and groups in all endeavors associated with and about business and business education.
Past Presidents of ABEA
Listed in the following link are the Past Presidents of ABEA with the years they served beginning with 1933. In an effort to recognize and maintain communication with our distinguished leaders, ABEA is sending out a request to all business teachers to provide us with current contact information for the Past Presidents. After obtaining the Past President’s permission, please email their contact information to Barbara Renner, ABEA Webmaster, at email@example.com
Images of schools will periodically be featured on the Home Page. Pictured below is Metro Tech High School in Phoenix. Three of ABEA’s Executive Board Members teach at Metro Tech High School.
Bill Palmer is the 2012 – 2013 ABEA President. Last year Mr. Palmer taught Career Connections to sophomores at Metro Tech. He engaged his students with Total Quality Management (TQM) case studies, Knowledge Matters Retail, and Knowledge Matters Management, while incorporating business soft skills into his curriculum. Beginning in August 2012 he will be teaching Economics and Career and Technical Exploration to freshmen. He is a huge advocate of business education and prepares all his students for upper level business classes. In addition, Bill has been an FBLA advisor for 23 years and traveled with 12 students to the 2012 FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Martha Rada has been the Treasurer of ABEA since 2009 and was elected to serve again for 2012 – 2013. Ms. Rada teaches Computerized Accounting 1-2 and 3-4 at Metro Tech. She wrote a proposal to turn her second-year class into Honors Accounting, which was approved by the school board. Honors Accounting will be offered starting in the 2012-13 school year to all second year accounting students. College credit through dual enrollment is also available for this class. In addition, Martha is teaming with the Math Resource teacher to integrate the Common Core Math Standard into her Accounting Curriculum so that eventually students will be able to earn a Math credit by taking her class.
Chris Liebelt-Garcia is the ABEA Central Secondary Representative. Ms. Liebelt-Garcia teaches Business Management and Administrative Services (BMAS) 1-2 and 3-4 at Metro Tech. She uses project-based learning for many of the required curriculum standards. Her students create a taste test comparison to learn marketing concepts, set up a job fair to grasp human resources concepts, and write a procedures manual to accompany their business plans. In addition, she places her second-year students in a variety of businesses so they can work while completing their course of study through on-the-job training. Chris has been an FBLA advisor for 19 years and accompanied 12 students to the 2012 FBLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
As an ABEA member, if you would like your school featured, or something special you are doing with your students, just email a picture and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to post it on the Home Page.
Arizona Business Education Association is a non-profit organization.