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Introducing NGPF’s Summer Institute 2017 Participants!

Session 1: June 2017

Brent Gostomski 
Brent currently teaches at Stevens Point Area Senior High in Stevens Point, WI. After five years of working in the business world, Brent transitioned to teaching at the high school level.  He developed his passion for personal finance from his high school Personal Finance teacher. Brent teaches Personal Finance in face-to-face, online and blended formats. In addition to teaching, he coaches multiple sports and enjoys spending time with his wife Alli and son Porter.



Erin Johnson

Erin has been teaching for 8 years in Memphis, TN. She has a passion for building online learning communities to provide students more choice in how they learn critical Personal Finance concepts and skills.  Erin also believes that students should be active in their communities, sharing the knowledge they have learned with others.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and home design. 

 

 

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeff Snyder has been teaching personal finance, financial literacy, and accounting for the last 9 years. He is passionate about empowering his students to believe in their

Press Release: Announcing 2017 Next Gen Personal Finance Teacher Innovator Award Winners

Palo Alto, CA –May 2, 2017 — Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit with a mission to provide a free personal finance education to all young people, is pleased to announce the winners of the Third Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Award.  This award recognizes outstanding teachers who have developed their own projects and activities to engage and educate their students. NGPF received dozens of innovative and creative project submissions from high school and college educators. These projects were judged based on their creativity, the skills they developed and the ease with which other teachers could implement them in their own classrooms. 

Each of the winners of the 2017 NGPF Teacher Innovator Award will be receiving $1,000 from NGPF and will appear in an upcoming NGPF podcast to discuss their projects:

  • Tara Kelley, Personal Finance Educator at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury, Vermont, submitted “Spring Break Project” which allows students to explore the cost of using a credit card to pay for their Spring Break vacation. They learn through this exercise the impact that changing their monthly credit card payments has on the total interest paid.
  • Jesse Peterkin, a Personal Finance Educator at Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, Connecticut, uses celebrities and avatars as hooks to engage students

Next Gen Personal Finance Announces 2017 Jump$tart Scholarship Recipients

NGPF is excited to announce the recipients of the NGPF Scholarship to attend Jump$tart’s National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C. from November 3-5, 2017! Each scholarship winner will receive a $425 scholarship to cover the cost of the conference and accommodations and will be feted at a NGPF reception prior to the conference. 

Our scholarship winners hail from 22 different states, teach in rural, urban and suburban settings and have experience ranging from one year to over twenty years. For half of the group, this will be their FIRST Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Here were just a few of the reasons they gave for why they wanted to attend this conference:

  • “I am always looking for new ways to implement interactive methodologies and new materials into my classroom. Going to the Jump$tart NEC each year is a great opportunity to learn about what’s available from colleagues around the country and from business professionals who are dedicated to financial literacy.”
  • “I plan on taking information learned during Jump$tart NEC 2017 to teach the first ever Year Long Financial Literacy to be offered here at my high school. I will also incorporate this curriculum into my Accounting and Business classes, so that more of our

NGPF Jump$tart Scholarship Winners Announced!

NGPF is excited to announce the recipients of the NGPF Scholarship to attend Jump$tart’s National Educator Conference in Dallas, November 5-7!

Allison Gossick, Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, KS allisongossick

Allison Gossick has been teaching high school students for over 25 years, and has been teaching personal finance for the past 15 years. She is very passionate about this subject and loves teaching students about the world of money.  Allison is also the CTE Department Chair in her school and the FBLA sponsor.

 

annendicott Ann Endicott, Byhalia High School, Byhalia, MS

Ann Endicott has taught in this school system for 16 years and has three years of teaching experience in five states.  Ann holds a specialist degree in education.  She is married with two children.

 

 

bethcallahanBeth Callahan, Williamsburg Independent School, Williamsburg, KY

Beth Callahan has been teaching business and Spanish at Williamsburg Independent School in Williamsburg, KY for 11 years.  She teaches middle school and high school students.  Beth obtained her B.S. in Business Administration and Public Health, her M.A.T. in secondary education, and her Rank I in Administration from University of the Cumberlands.

 

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The Envelope, Please…Announcing The NGPF Teacher Innovator Award Winners

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Announcing the winners of the 2016 NGPF Teacher Innovator Awards…. Drumroll please. Wait a minute, first we have some people to thank.

Thank you to all of the teachers who contributed to this contest by sharing your favorite activity. It inspires us to see the creativity and innovation occurring in personal finance classrooms across the country. Our selection process this year was made that much more difficult due to the quantity and quality of the submissions.

In fact, the quality and creativity was so high, that we decided to honor four additional teachers beyond the three that we had originally intended. We hope that you enjoy reviewing their activities (we certainly did) and find one that you can’t wait to use in your classroom.