Hello, my name is Linda Cox and I have been teaching in the Wm. S. Hart Union District for 19 Years. I first started teaching at Hart High School and have been with West Ranch High School now for 12 years.
I have a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Business and have previous work experience as a Stock Broker, Market Research Analyst and Entrepreneur. All that being said... yes, that makes me one of the oldest aged staff members on campus! hehahhaha! I am super passionate about teaching business, career opportunities and finance! I love nothing more than to wake up in the morning, have a cup of coffee, see how the markets are doing and chat with students!! Guess you could say I am a Business Geek!
I have two children who don't live at home anymore. My oldest son, Thomas, lives in San Luis Obispo and works for a really cool car company called AcuAir. He is also returning to back to college and studying Biology. His interests are in Environmental Sciences. My daughter, Ingrid, recently graduated from ASU with a Bachelors in Nursing. She now is a High Risk Pregnancy Nurse for Banner University Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Ingrid is currently engaged and we are in the middle of planning a wedding. It is so much fun! Her fiance, Stevie Sipprell, is a Video Game Designer working for Arizona State University. I do have one other child, my dog Dexter! He is a Maltipoo that we rescued when he was 2 months old and is very spoiled! My husband is retired now and loves to travel, cook, spoil me and listen to his vast vinyl record collection.
I am very excited to be teaching this year Introduction to Business A in the Fall and Introduction to Business B in the Spring. Next year, we hope the students will move onto the year long course of 21st Century Marketing.
Our Stock Market Club is incredibly successful! Last year we swept all categories for Southern California in the Fall and Spring for the Stock Market Games. We have consecutively won for approximately 8 to 10 years and have been winning since I have begun teaching. The previous year, we had an extremely successful year with students winning 'First' (2 years in a row - 500 entrants from all over the world) again the International Financial Investment Analysis Competition through Wharton University called Knowledge@Wharton, First in Southern California for multiple Division and First in the Investwrite Financial Essay Contest for all of California. I could not be more proud of my students and all their achievements of this global magnitude! This year we will be focusing on the Capitol Hill Competition where we are paired with our Congressman in a Financial Competition.
I have a new adventure this year in my Career. I work every other day for the Career and College Readiness Department at the District Office. Students will benefit as we can discuss my projects in class and brainstorm together. For example, how to market/advertise the College and Career Fair in October. I can't wait to hear the students ideas!! This will be a great hands-on project!
I am very excited for the 2017-2018 school year. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Please check out my website: www.MrsCoxBusiness.com