Business Education

Department Head: Jennifer Kowalski

Department Phone: (630) 458-4214

Addison Trail Business Department

Mission Statement

The Addison Trail High School Career & Technical Education Department strives to help every student to develop the skills and obtain the knowledge necessary to be successful beyond high school in their personal and professional lives. Students have the opportunity to pursue courses in  the following areas: Business, Family & Consumer Sciences and Industry & Technology. CTE courses enable students to think and make decisions, simulate real-world experiences and apply academic/core subject matter to real work situations. CTE students have the opportunities to prepare for current and emerging careers, while focusing on being responsible and productive adults in the workplace.

Students have the opportunity to participate in national youth organizations in each of the three CTE areas. Students focus on developing their leadership skills and using their content skills in a competitive setting. Those youth organizations are Business Professionals of America (BPA), DECA, FCCLA and SkillsUSA.

The Addison Trail High School CTE-Business Department provides

  • students the ability to speak the language of business with regard to technology, consumerism, marketing, law, hospitality, entrepreneurism and accounting

  • students the opportunity to develop their communication skills related to business situations, including writing, reading, listening, speaking, presenting and working in teams

  • students with curricular connections related to real-world current events, case studies, field trips, professional organizations and integrated simulations

  • students the skills necessary to be successful and confident in their future education or employment endeavors

Notice of Nondiscrimination in CTE
Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities are available to all students without regard to race, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, status as homeless, or actual or potential martial or parental status, including pregnancy and to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

No student shall, based on sex or sexual orientation, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.

Name Phone Schedule Contact
Staff member Jennifer Kowalski photo
Jennifer Kowalski
Department Head
(630) 458-4214 View Jennifer Kowalski schedule Contact Jennifer Kowalski
Staff member Joe Mahoney photo
Joe Mahoney
(630) 628-2606 View Joe Mahoney schedule Contact Joe Mahoney
Staff member Lee Obrzut photo
Lee Obrzut
Department Secretary
(630) 628-3338 View Lee Obrzut schedule Contact Lee Obrzut
Staff member Stacey Puccini photo
Stacey Puccini
(630) 458-4519 View Stacey Puccini schedule Contact Stacey Puccini
Nicholas Villasenor
Contact Nicholas Villasenor