Academy of Finance Director/Advisor
I am the academy director/advisor for the The Academy of Finance (AOF) at University High School. The program prepares students for careers in the Financial Services Industry. If you are interested in managing money, investing in the stock market or a career in Finance as a Stock Broker, Financial Planner, Bank Manager, Accountant, or Business Owner then the Academy is for you!
The Academy of Finance is a program established to develop students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in this fast-paced growth area of business. The Academy is a four-year program that students begin in their freshman year. The classes will go through four years of financial training and development course work together. Academy students work on projects cooperatively and develop the “real-world” personal, financial and technical skills that will make them business leaders of tomorrow. The four courses are as follows: Finance & Business Technology, Accounting Applications, Financial Operations, and Financial Planning.
The academy is also a Bright Futures Program that offers scholarships for students that helps offset "Florida" college/university tuition depending on what tier the students qualify for. In addition, there are numerous scholarship opportunities given to our academy students by members of the Academy of Finance Advisory Board.
Academy students also have an opportunity to work in our very own Launch Federal Credit Union branch located within University High School.
Feel free to contact me via email or phone and I will get back with you as soon as possible.
Mr. Roeshink has been teaching for Volusia County Schools since 2003. He has a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and Associate's Degrees in Marketing and Liberal Arts.
Before becoming a teacher Mr. Roeshink worked four years in retail banking for a large commercial bank and then worked an additional three years in the financial securities side of the bank as a Financial Consultant. From there Mr. Roeshink secured a position with the 2nd largest brokerage firm worldwide and trained/supervised new brokers through the 18 week training process to get them ready for handling client accounts, passing their industry licensing exams, and trading stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and options.
Mr. Roeshink has held the following finance licenses in his career: Series 6, Series 7, Series 9, Series 10, and Series 63.
He also owned and ran a successful martial arts school in Orange City for 3 years, which was purchased and still run by a former black belt student. Mr. Roeshink trained in martial arts for over 19 years and holds a 4th dan black belt. He is also part owner of a property management corporation and runs a successful entertainment company.
This background in finance and business fields allows Mr. Roeshink to bring his real world experiences into his daily teaching.