• Partnership Welcome to the Advisory Board Web Page

    Our Purpose

    The Advisory Board will function in an advisory capacity to the Clarence High School Academy of Business and Finance program which is a member of the NAF. The Advisory Board makes recommendations regarding the expansion of the Academy programs, number of students in the program, curriculum, teacher training and budget. The Advisory board also assists with raising funds, recruiting students, securing internships, and scholarships, and providing in-kind contributions to the Clarence High School Academy of Business and Finance program.

    Our Objective

    The primary objective of the Advisory Board is to support the following goals and policies of the Clarence High School Academy of Business and Finance program:

    • Preparing high school students through course work and related experiential education for success in higher education, their careers and in life.
    • Providing paid internships for Academy students.
    • Providing training and professional development opportunities for teachers.
    • Providing and soliciting assistance from the business community in funding the Academy program.  
    • Enlisting the expertise of individuals in the industry to assist with the development and evaluation of curriculum, student selection, scholarships and internships.
    • Advocating on behalf of the Academy.
     
     
    Board of Directors

    Mr. Rich Pfentner, President
    Dopkins & Company

    Mrs. Suzanne Davidson, Vice President
    Bank of Akron

    Mr. Michael Alessandra, Treasurer
    Merchants Group

    Christine Schwartz, Secretary
    Niagara University

     

    Academy Director
    Mrs. Heather Hartmann
    hhartmann@clarenceschools.org