Departments

2608 California Road
Elkhart, IN 46514
(574) 262-5600
Mr. Mark Tobolski - Principal

September 20, 2014

The Business Department of Elkhart Memorial

Our goal as the business department at Elkhart Memorial is to give students the knowledge and
 experience to compete in today’s highly demanding business world.
“Information is the fuel for business, don’t run on empty.”
  
 
Donigan, Rodney - Business Chairperson
Areas of expertise: Accounting, Personal Business
Years of experience: 11
Alma mater: Michigan State
Department email:
 
rdonigan@elkhart.k12.in.us
 
Baer, Bruce
Areas of expertise: Marketing, Intro to Business, Personal Business, Entrepreneurship
Years of experience: 15
Alma mater: Olivet Nazarene
Extracurricular activities: JV girls basketball coach, Assistant baseball coach, Football scoreboard & stats
Email
:
bbaer@elkhart.k12.in.us
 
Bender, Jordan
Areas of expertise: Digital Citizenship, Personal Business, Law
Years of experience:4
Alma mater: Grace College
Extracurricular activities: Mock trial sponsor
Email:
  
jbender@elkhart.k12.in.us
 
The business department tries to meet students where they are at in their learning by bringing real world application in several virtual simulations.  From marketing to personal finance these sims give students the opportunity to practice their skills in a virtual environment.  This not only helps them learn quickly but also keeps them engaged and present in the classroom and out.  It also allows the fllexiblity to work on these assignments anywhere there is an internet connection, including smart phones.  Check it out for yourself at http://knowledgematters.com/