PARSIPPANY — On Friday, November 15, the Junior Achievement of New Jersey held its Centennial Taste of the Decades event at their Headquarters, located in Edison, commemorating JA’s 100 years of service and celebrating their New Jersey Educator of the Year, Ahmed Kandil.
In attendance were Corporate Executives, Sponsors and Volunteers, Junior Achievement Board Members, Executives, Management and Personnel, and Student Ambassadors. Also in attendance were Business Education Supervisor, Kelly Curtis, and three of Mr. Kandil’s past and present students: 2010 PHHS Graduate and UPenn and Wharton College of Business Graduate, Sunny Shah; 2018 PHHS Graduate, former FBLA Northern Region Vice President who’s currently pursuing an Finance major with an Economics minor at Rutgers University, Adam Giovanelli, and Current PHHS Senior and FBLA State President, Harvey Wang.
Ahmed Kandil, Business Education teacher at Parsippany Hills High School was recognized on Friday night as the Junior Achievement of New Jersey Educator of the Year. Kandil was the only High School teacher represented on a committee developing the curriculum at KPMG’s Innovation Lab in New York City. Kandil facilitates his students’ involvement and participation in various JA enrichment activities, such as High School Heroes, Career and Job Shadowing, the Women’s Leadership Forum and the JA Titan Virtual Business competition, which students find to be priceless experiences. At Parsippany Hills High School, Personal Finance students partake in Junior Achievement Finance Park and find the field trip to be extremely beneficial.
Junior Achievement is an organization developed to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. They are the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement’s programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
Ahmed has taught just about every facet of business education, including Business Computer Applications, Business Organization & Management, Personal Finance, Pathways to Business and Careers, College Prep Honors Accounting, Marketing, Advertising, and Sales Promotion. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA with specialization in International Business.
Earlier this year, Mr. Kandil was awarded the New Jersey FBLA Advisor of the Year and represented New Jersey at the National Conference in San Antonio, Texas. He was also the 2018 Lakeland Hills YMCA Educator of the Year.