Professional Learning Specialist

Marianne Blair

Marianne BlairI started out teaching various Career and Technical Education courses at a high school in Central Florida. The courses ranged from International Business, Finance, Law, Accounting, Computer, and Applications. Students in my courses learned the fundamental principles and skills to be successful in the realm of business using computer programs like QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and general online application skillsets. While teaching at a high school, I began teaching at nights at a private university as an adjunct professor for business courses. Over the last 11 years, I have taught over 60 courses in topics ranging from business ethics, introductory financial accounting, and introductory managerial accounting. After my seventh year teaching at the high school level, I transitioned my full-time role to a district administrator supporting over 10 high schools and 14 middle schools with over 200 teachers. In this current district role, I have provided district-wide trainings on the implementation and integration of assessments like Microsoft Office Products into curriculum maps, guided teachers through the features of Microsoft Teams and other curriculum resources, and created promotional content for the district website.

Currently, I am in my 11th year as an adjunct professor for the business department, and each year I strive to diversify my teaching style by varying my teaching techniques and technology. I have utilized Nearpod, Kahoot, Sway, PowerPoint, detailed case analysis, Microsoft Teams, and group production video case analysis projects while instructing post-secondary students.