Mr. Skip Smith

Phone: (828) 728-4281

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Business Administration - WCU Teacher Certification - CTE - ASU MS in Middle Grades Education - ASU National Board Certification in CTE

Mr. Skip Smith

Lifelong resident of Caldwell County. Graduated from Lenoir High School in 1977. Graduated from Western Carolina University in 1982 with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. Managed a textile company from 1982 - 1997. Teacher certification program in Career Technical Education (CTE) at Appalachian State University (ASU) from 1997-1998. Started teaching at Hudson Middle School in August 1998. Recieved National Board Certification in CTE in 2006 (re-newed in 2016) and Master's Degree in Middle Grades Education from ASU in 2009.

  

BU20 Class Structure and Content

6th Grade

  • Purpose and Function of Business
  • Compare the main types of Business Organizations 
  • Entrepreneurship - Characteristics and Personality Traits
  • Financial Literacy

             - Intro to Money Management

             - Background/History of Money

             - Banking Options 

             - Banking Services 

 

7th Grade

  • Types of Economic Systems
  • United States Economic Systems 
  • Supply & Demand
  • Federal Reserve System, Stock Market, e-Commerce
  • Financial Literacy 

              - Credit / Debit

              - Interest Rates

              - Securities 

 

8th Grade 

  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Desired Behaviors Needed for Employment 
  • Business Etiquette & Business Communication 
  • Procedures for Gaining Employment
  • Financial Literacy 

                - Pay Check Analysis 

                - Income

                - Taxes

                - Expenses

                - Budget

                - Retirement / Savings