My name is Ms. Barkley and I’m the Marketing & Business Education teacher at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Education and a Master of Business Administration. Additionally, I have five different teaching certifications.
On my way to a career in teaching, I was an assistant manager at The GAP and a salesperson at Victoria’s Secret. My journey also led me into mortgage servicing, where I worked in escrow account maintenance and customer service.
In high school, I was a member and chapter officer in DECA. My experiences in DECA changed my life. I competed and won first place at the Maryland DECA CDC in the Public Relations Campaign and went on to win second place at the International DECA CDC.
As the marketing teacher, I model my classroom to simulate today’s dynamic work environment. My students learn how to think creatively, critically and with an entrepreneurial mindset. They work in teams and develop leadership skills that can be used in the classroom and in the workplace. Marketing students have a strong competitive advantage to meet the challenges and opportunities that face them as they enter the 21st century workforce. This is why I love working at LCTI!