•  Welcome to Dr. Wacha's Classes.  

     Jr. Achievement

     Links to Financial Literacy Google Classrooms

    The links are to the respective Google Classrooms, but the user's will default to a Google username and password to log in. 

    Fall 2021  (Specifically posted for parents to help work with students)

    Block 1  Freshman Success

    Block 2   Financial Literacy

    Block 3   Freshman Success

    If you need to contact  me:  awacha@jacksonsd.org, Jackson Memorial High School

     Office Hours: in-class learning:  school hours at JMHS are 7:15 am to 1:38 pm  

    Block 1  in room 100  Homeroom 7:15 am - 7:20 am, class time 7:20 -8:40 am

    Block 2 in room 100   class time  8:46 to 10:06 am

    Block 3 in room 100   class time  10:12 am  to 12:12 pm

    Block 4 prep  time 12:18 -1:38 pm

    Memorial HS  classroom:  100
    Hours available after school:  There are no late busses to take students home.  Students who have their own ride:  1:38 pm - 2 pm.

    Memorial High School

    Freshman Success, Financial Literacy  and     Business Law

    Dr. Arlene J. Wacha


    Professional Objective:
    A position in the classroom requiring a valued team player with relevant industry experience, excellent presentation and public speaking skills, and the proven ability to interpret and explain complex technologies in a clear and concise manner to benefit the youth in the careers of tomorrow.


    • Walden University - Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Technology (EdD)
    • Monmouth University Graduate –West Long Branch, NJ (M.B.A. and MS.Ed.)
    • Masters Of Special Education (M.S.)
    • Learning Disabled Teacher Consultant (L.D.T.C.)
    • Teacher of Students with Learning Disabilities (MS.Ed.)
    • Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) With Concentration in management and financing
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) College of NJ, Trenton, New Jersey with dual major Comprehensive Business Education and Business Administration

      NJ Teaching certifications:

    (all certifications are on file in Ocean County Superintendent’s Office)

    NJ Licensure of certification in Data processing (covers all areas related to computer instruction)

    • Comprehensive business certification:
      (a.k.a. Technology certification Accounting, Business, and typing,
      MarketingCooperative education & comprehensive business areas,
      Consumer Math, Mechanical Drawing, CAD, Cooperative Education, and Structured Learning Experience)
    • NJ Licensure for the certification of Elementary education K -8, (highly qualified)
    • NJ Licensure of certification in Mathematics K-12 (highly qualified) and post-secondary
    • NJ Licensure of certification in Teacher of Students with Learning Disabilities 
    • NJ Licensure of certification in Learning Disabled Teacher Consultant
    • NJ Licensure Supervision
    • Structured Learning Experience (Senior Internships -Career Exploration)
    • Administrative Leadership and Technology- Doctorate
    • Pending School Business Administrator /Secretary

    Responsibilities at Jackson Liberty High School

    • Structured Learning Experience Supervisor
      Liberty Future Business Leaders Adviser
    • Liberty & Memorial Future Educators Adviser
      Future Educators Honor Society Adviser (Memorial & Liberty)
    • Liberty Future Business Leader Honor Society Adviser
    • Liberty DECA Adviser
    • Junior Achievement Adviser
    • Money Speaks Competition Adviser
    • Tomorrow's Educator curriculum adviser
    • Business Academy Teacher
    • Adviser Liberty School store
    • Sunshine Committee
    • CTE Perkin Grants Committee

    Computer Education and Experience
    My computer literacy continues to expand my horizons which encompasses Google Suite, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Microsoft Office Suite (MS-Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, FrontPage), C++, Visual Basic, Java, Lotus on PCs, Internet, e-mail, creating and maintaining web pages, HTML& XHMTL programming, Microsoft FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Project, Relational Databases, C.A.D. (computer-aided design). The uses of digital cameras, MS Picture It, Corel Draw, and Adobe Photoshop, have complimented various educational software. The Networks I have assisted in maintaining and supporting our Novell Networking, Windows NT Networking, Linux Networking, and MACOS10. The list has become endless.

    Published Works -Math worksheets and lessons published in Factoring sections of the Athena Software, Excelleworks,http://www.excelleworks.com/athena_004.htm, published articles in Scholarworks and Proquest, "Wacha, A. (2019). Teachers’ Perceptions of School District Professional Development Alignment with National Standards (Doctoral dissertation, Walden University).", Wacha (2013). Teacher perceptions of the teacher evaluation process (Doctoral dissertation, Caldwell College), White & Wacha (1992). Information technology and modern languages. Language Learning Journal5(1), 40-42.

    Special Honors
    Invited Guest Speaker for New Jersey Superintendents Techspo 2004 Convention
    2003 Nominated Teacher of the Year through Kean University New Jersey Center for Science and Technology
    2005 Exceptional Woman of the Year by WJRZ radio - Recipient
    Honors continued:
    Dean's list Kappa Delta Pi
    Phi Beta Lambda Cum Laude
    Who's Who in America

    1997 to present
    Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
    Computer Science and Software Engineering Professor (C.S.S.E.)
    Over a decade of teaching a full range of undergraduate mathematic courses (College Algebra, Statistics, Trigonometry, Calculus) including teaching elementary teachers
    Teaching computer software and math including Schlaefer School courses (School for specific Learning Disabilities)
    Currently teaching computer-based information management that provides an integrated approach to personal computer software in a windows environment, which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation graphics, and electronic communication applications; information retrieval from the Internet and online library resources; fundamental computer literacy; and the ethical and societal implications of computer technology

    Previous Employment History
    Assistant VP in Financing and Management
    Administrative duties:
    manage $1 million+ asset daily
    supervisory of human resources, the immediate staff of 18, cold calling, commercial and consumer loans, new clients, opening new branches, investing/annuities
    President of American Institute of Banking serving Mid-Jersey Chapter of 1000 students who earn an accredited AAS degree. 

    All classes held in Memoria HS room 100

    semester 1