Terra Thiebaut, a Fort Collins High School business teacher was honored at our May 24 meeting.  Raised in a family engaged in business, Terra grew up expecting to pursue a business career. Nevertheless, she found that the most rewarding experiences of her eventual work in the real estate and pharmaceutical industries was mentoring and training new hires.  Ten years ago these experiences convinced her to seek a master’s degree in order to pursue a career in teaching.
Terra has been extremely active as advisor to the business students’ DECA program, which involves them in their own real world business projects. Marketing leadership skills are honed in this organization. Terra has shepherded DECA students through local, state, national and international competitions. The DECA group also contributes many community service hours.
Terra is also responsible for teaching a required sophomore course, Career and Financial Planning, which shows students various career options and such practical matters as writing a resume.
At Fort Collins High School Terra is known for her strong work ethic, outgoing personality, and her strong professional grasp of the business curriculum. Clearly, she goes above and beyond to prepare her students for life after high school.