The Business Law program at ATA introduces students to a wide variety of law topics, while exploring career opportunities in this field. In addition to studying citizenship, students will learn professionalism and customer service skills. This program is intended for students who plan to pursue a college degree, and perhaps even attend law school.
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sarah Johnson and I am the Business Law Instructor at the Academy for Technology and Academics. I was born and raised in Conway, SC. I graduated from Socastee High School. I attended Socastee during my junior and senior years of high school, but all other school years were spent in Conway. So, I guess I’m a Brave Tiger. But just like you, I attended a program school while at Socastee High. That school was called the Grand Strand Career Center and students from Socastee, Myrtle Beach, and North Myrtle Beach also had the opportunity to attend. While studying in the Business Program there, I was the GSCC Future Business Leaders of America, President. How ironic that I am now an advisor for the FBLA student organization. Business Law Students can be leaders and/or competitors with FBLA. The Business Law students also have an opportunity to compete in the District, State, and National Mock Trial competitions.
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Coastal Carolina University and I have since obtained a Juris Master’s degree in American Legal Studies from Liberty University. I obtained my teaching certification in 2011 and have been teaching at the ATA ever since.
Teaching is my second career, following a 28-year career in the banking industry. I graduated from high school in June of 1983 and began my banking career in December 1983. College was not my first choice but over the years, it became a choice that I will never regret choosing.