MHS Business Teacher Honored as Pennsylvania Business Educator of the Year
Milton Hershey School high school business teacher Jennifer Drey was named Pennsylvania Business Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Business Education Association (PBEA). This award goes to a PBEA member that demonstrates excellence in business, computer, or information technology in a K-12 or post-secondary education setting.
Drey teaches entrepreneurship, business communications, and accounting in the Business/Financial Management and Accounting Career and Technical Education pathway. Through these courses, students develop leadership skills and work with technology to prepare for careers in finance, marketing, advertising, sales, management, and entrepreneurship.
“As business educators, we are shaping the next generation of business leaders,” said Drey. “Collaborating with local business partners and encouraging authentic work experiences helps our students explore many business disciplines and graduate from high school college and career ready.
Drey is the advisor for the National Technical Honor Society and assists the MHS Admissions office with Opportunity Days which promote enrollment and highlight the achievements of the CTE pathways. She has been a PBEA board member for more than ten years and a state and national advocate for business education.
Milton Hershey School’s award-winning Career and Technical Education program includes 12 different career pathways. Each pathway combines tailor-made instruction and hands-on learning to gain industry-recognized certifications and real-life experiences through internships and co-op experiences.