Business

The business department offers a variety of courses starting with High School 101 a required class for all freshmen. This one year course will include college and career planning along with: keyboarding techniques, speed, accuracy, and basic formatting allowing students to create, proofread, correct, edit, save and print documents such as letters, memorandums, and reports. In addition students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer operations and the principals of business software packages such as: word processing, spreadsheets, and power point. Students will also work on other necessary business skills, such as strong verbal communication skills, which are needed to be successful in college and the workplace.

Also during the freshman year students can enroll in Introduction to Business, a one year course, where they will discover how the business world operates. What it takes to start a business, producing and marketing goods and services, managing people, careers, economic phases such as recessions and depressions, and the stock market.

During the Sophomore, Junior and Senior Year student can enroll in Computer Programming, Advanced Computer Programming, Desk Top Publishing, Advanced Desk Top Publishing, Pre-Accounting, Accounting, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Web Page Design, and Multimedia.

Business Staff

Mary Ann Day - 309-698-7593 - mday@ep309.org

Graduate of Monmouth College with BA degrees in Business Administration and Business Education, Master's Degree from Olivet Nazarene University. She is currently the Business Department lead teacher, Cooperative Education and Work Based Learning program coordinator and has previously coached both volleyball and softball at East Peoria. Prior to teaching at East Peoria she was at Morton High School for six years.


Jennifer Huff - 309-698-7505 - jhuff@ep309.org


Brad Stewart - 309-694-8305 - bstewart@ep309.org

I am originally from the small town of Prophetstown, IL. I attended Greenville College for my undergraduate degree, double majoring in Accounting and Marketing, before pursuing a teaching certificate as part of a master's degree from SIU Carbondale. I enjoy spending time with family, being outdoors, and doing athletic activities. I am also an assistant boys' track coach for East Peoria Community High School. Go Raiders!


Jacky Wernz - 309-698-7574 - jwernz@ep309.org - Website

Mrs. Wernz was born in West Allis, Wisconsin (located near Milwaukee). She attended Eastern Illinois University on a golf scholarship where she studied Career and Technical Education with an emphasis in Business. There, she played golf for 3 years, until she had to give it up to continue her degree. Mrs. Wernz graduated Cum Laude in May 2007 with her Bachelors of Science. In 2012, Mrs. Wernz completed her Master's in Education Curriculum and Instruction through the American College of Education. At EPCHS, Mrs. Wernz teaches High School 101, Desktop Publishing & Photoshop, Webpage Design and Programming classes. Outside of school, Mrs. Wernz likes to read, golf, camp, play board games, travel, and spend time with friends and family.

Business Resources

Resources coming soon!