The Freshman Math Academy for the Class of 2022 was a great success. Students participated in transition activities, as well as, learned math concepts and skills that will be taught in their first unit of study as freshman. Each day guest speakers from the private/business sector shared their experience and expertise focing on real world application of mathematics and careers. We greatly appreciate the time and effort of our guest speakers:
Katy Shannon, Operations Vice President, Assistant Client Service Manager of FM Global shared her experiences as a consultant engineer in the Los Angeles operations. She held several positions throughout the San Francisco operations including a position as an account engineer in Seattle; underwriter in Seattle; and senior account manager in the San Francisco office.
Curtis Carlson shared his career experiences as General Manager of the Residence Inn in Coventry. He graduated from Johnson and Wales with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management and has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. He has worked as a district manager and as a human resource manager with various companies in the hospitality field.
Ed Yazback, a North Smithfield business owner shared his education and career path as a CPA. He started his career with Christiansen & Co. based in Woonsocket, RI, which at the time was the largest independent CPA firm in New England. C & Co merged with Ernst & Ernst in 1983, E & E was fourth largest CPA firm in the world at the date of the merger.
Formed Yazbak & Company in 1985 specializing in accounting and tax services to privately owned business and their owners. Currently, Yazbak & Company serves over 225 businesses & 950 individual clients from their office location in Branch Village, North Smithfield, RI.
Clare Arnold, Assistant Superintendent