Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Colleen White
APPLIED RETAIL & BUSINESS SKILLS INSTRUCTOR
With a passion for teaching students with special needs, Ms. White was thrilled to join the staff at Lewis & Clark in the fall of 2018. Prior to joining the Lewis & Clark family, Ms. White taught in Winfield for three years. She received her bachelor’s degree at UMSL and her master’s in autism education from Mizzou.
Ms. White is married and has four children (Aaron, Anna, Emily, and Eleanor) who are all active in sports and various activities. Ms. White is a former standout track and cross country runner who still enjoys running. She’s finished four marathons and dozens of ½ marathons! She also enjoys gardening and watching Cardinals baseball. Most of all of course, she enjoys time with her family.
“I really love our work in the ARBS program getting to know each student and helping them meet their career readiness goals.”
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Cyndi Morse
APPLIED RETAIL & BUSINESS SKILLS WORK EXPERIENCE COACH/PARA
Mrs. Cyndi Morse joined the Lewis & Clark staff at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
Previously, Mrs. Morse worked as a kitchen manager at Blackhurst Elementary for 13 years as well as four years as a health clerk. She enjoys spending time with her family, including golfing with her husband, and spoiling her grandson. Mrs. Morse has a passion for the ARBS program as her son was a 2010 graduate!
“I love seeing our students work hard everyday and watching them succeed. It is a big passion of mine to be in this environment where I get to encourage, help and prepare young people to reach their full potential once they graduate and look for what’s next.”
1 or 2 year program; 3 units of credit per yearThis course is designed for juniors or seniors with special needs who have an interest in the retail industry. A prerequisite for the course is potential ability to work in competitive employment.The program provides an active, hands-on, multimedia approach that emphasizes instructional strategies that are successful with special needs populations. The students take "ownership" of and operate a fully functional store on the Lewis & Clark campus.The students in the Applied Retail & Business Skills program rotate through the following stations at JC's, the school store: cashier, inventory control, maintenance, bookkeeper, food preparation, and food manager. The classroom instruction includes lessons to inform and enhance training and skills learned through operations. Also included are lessons on self-awareness, social skills, communication skills, and employability skills.Skills learned at the Lewis & Clark campus are reinforced through community based training. Students that qualify for the independent internship will be eligible for placement within the community with minimal supervision. The remaining students will complete their internships at JC's (Lewis & Clark store) with continued supervision; with the emphasis on job readiness and work hardening skills, along with a heavier workload and increased responsibilities.