Chad Bobb was awarded the 2015 Indiana Business Education Association (IBEA), Barbara K. Beadle Apple at the Annual November Professional Development conference. His dedication to business education has been demonstrated in curriculum development for his local high school, continual success in his Business Professionals of America chapter, and his service to the Indiana Business Professionals of America Executive Board.
Mr. Bobb currently represents Indiana on the national scale as the Classroom Educator Advisory Council (CEAC) member from Indiana. He will be representing Indiana students and teachers within the program and ensuring that state and national standards are tied to competitive events and concepts being taught within the program. We are very proud of the success and dedication that Chad brings to our Indiana Business Education family and are excited about all that is yet to come. Finally, Chad has been a successful part of our Entrepreneurship Curriculum development and mapping in Indiana through a recent project managed by IBEA and funded through the Indiana Department of Education.
Justin Smith was named the 2015 Emerging Professional of the Year by the Indiana Business Education Association (IBEA). Mr. Smith currently teaches Computer Programming, Digital Citizenship, and Introduction to Computer Science at Pike High School. Justin is an integral component of Pike’s Youth Career Connect (YCC) Grant through his collaboration with the IUPUI IT Diversity-Enhanced Workforce Initiative (iDEW). He is a Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter advisor and the gaming club sponsor. Justin has experience as a store manager for three Starbucks Coffee Company locations to bring real-world applications and experiences into his classes.
A graduate of the University of Indianapolis and Ball State University, Justin is licensed in business education, language arts and CTE. He holds many certifications in Microsoft and volunteers for several Indianapolis based events. His colleague stated that “Mr. Smith has worked diligently to support students and help them become successful in all assets of their life along with delivering his curriculum in an effective manner.” It is our honor to showcase Justin Smith as the emerging professional of the year.