This article is part of a series by The Vicksburg Post, in partnership with the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, featuring each of the Educator of the Year nominees.
“One student said to me, ‘I thought you were being too difficult in accounting when I was one cent short and you made me find that one penny to balance,’” Vicksburg High School business technology teacher Faye Cornelius said. But that same student told her it was that toughness, that attention to detail that led to their success in business.
Cornelius, who is in her seventh year at Vicksburg High School, is one of the finalists for the Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce’s Educator of the Year.
In an education career that has spanned more than 40 years, Cornelius said much of her instruction focuses on real life and everyday needs and actions.
“A lesson that defines me as a teacher concerns personal finance…