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Business Education Department


Ms. Denise Keenan, Chairperson for Business Education 

Business Teachers:
Kristen Cogan
Christopher Goodwin
Lisa Pfisterer
Elizabeth Price
Allison Schwabish

The Business Education Department of Northport High School has many courses to challenge our students.  We aim at preparing our students for highly skilled positions available in contemporary business as well as preparing them academically for the challenges and rewards of higher education.  We offer courses and programs to meet a variety of student interests and needs.  A large number of Northport High School students who pursue a four-year or two-year college degree will major in some aspect of business or communications.  This is not surprising when we consider that most of the jobs in the 21st Century will require a business background.

We encourage all students to take as many business courses as possible while they are attending Northport High School.  These courses provide access to high paying employment as well as provide a sound foundation for a college education. There are courses for all students and all interests.  Take advantage of DECA, our business club, which builds character and leadership skills and further develops other marketable qualities.  Students who excel in Business courses may be accepted into Business Honor Society, a group that participates in a wide range of civic and social activities. Click here to view the Business department's course offerings.

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Business Honor Society

The Business Honor Society participates in a wide range of civic and social activities.  Students who complete three or more courses within the Business Department and excel with a minimum average of 90% are eligible to apply to the Business Honor Society.  Please see any Business teacher for more information.


DECA is a national youth organization dedicated to developing marketing and management skills in our students.  The club competes with other high school chapters in local, state, and national competitive events.  DECA hosts a number of school activities including the Annual Winter and Spring Craft Fairs.  

Northport DECA students excel at local, state and national competitions, often earning top honors at every level! 

Highlights of Business Programs:

  • AOF European Finance and Culture Tour
  • KPMG Lunch and Learn Seminars
  • Guest Speaker Series
  • SIFMA Investwrite Competition
  • Newsday Stock Market Game 
  • Sports Marketing Tour of Yankee Stadium
  • DECA Competitions
  • Community Service Events