Sheryl Ryder

With the support of community partners, Ms. Ryder-Burns and Ms. Garcia initiate Virtual Enterprise programs to help prepare their students for work in a real-world business environment. Students learn the daily operations required in running a business from developing a business plan and applying for a loan to creating advertisements and completing federal and state tax forms. At the culmination of the project, students summarize their business activity and present their report to a local business organization.