Phone: (716) 686-3255 x9206
Degrees and Certifications:
BS: Business Administration - SUNY Fredonia MBA: Niagara University Social Media facebook: www.facebook.com/LancasterAOF twitter: @LancasterAOF instagram: @LancasterAOF www.youtube.com/LancasterAOF
I am in my fifteenth year as a high school business teacher. Prior to teaching, I worked for ten years in the business world as an executive at New York States largest answering service and call-center as well as a reservations supervisor at the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas. In 2004, when Lancaster entered its Year of Planning with NAF, I found it to be a great opportunity and terrific fit to lead the Academy of Finance (AOF) as its director. With a great team of teachers plus tremendous district and community support the AOF has reached NAF’s Distinguished Status each year since 2011. From the creation of a self-sustaining, independent and vibrant advisory board to a fully functioning work-based-learning program, 100% of students (75 per year) at Lancaster’s AOF complete a paid internship each year. It is not uncommon for three or four advisory board members visiting classrooms each week as they implement a variety of work based learning programs. I encourage you to contact me to learn more or to become part of the solution as we strive to make the students of Lancaster "Future Ready".
Scott Dixon's Classroom
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Assignments and Project LearningStudents are responsible to ensure all classroom requirements are satisfied, especially during an absence. Assignments are posted to Google classroom. Grades are updated into parent portal regularly but, at minimum, once every 5 weeks.My philosophy on classroom assignments are that they are completed in a high quality manner. Homework is never assigned but, if necessary to ensure the highest quality work, students will likely work on assignments outside of the classroom. Most work is project based which usually requires long-term planning. Students that are able to manage their time well will be poised to achieve exceptional results whereas students who routinely procrastinate will struggle significantly as project deadlines approach.
ProfessionalismStudents are expected to build habits and skills within my classroom which prepare them for College and Career success. Therefore students must act professionally within the classroom.Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines professionalism as: having or showing the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.In my opinion this requires RESPECT, CONSIDERATION, HUMILITY, DISCRETION.