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Innovative Educator

Each month, we honor an educator who has found new and exciting ways to help children and adults gain financial literacy skills. We are proud to celebrate these innovative educators from across the country.

Educator of the Month

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June 5, 2019

Dawanna Jones

Memorial High School
Port Arthur, Texas

Innovative Educator Dawanna Jones uses hands-on simulations to teach students how to pursue a job, file taxes, use credit wisely and more in her elective personal finance courses at Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas.

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Jump$tart Educator Conference

Congratulations to the recipients of the Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator Sponsorship to attend the 2018 Jump$tart Coalition National Educator ConferenceĀ in Cleveland, OH from November 3-5.

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Amanda Volz

St. Clair High School
St. Clair, Michigan

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Maggie Robles

Centennial High School
Corona, California

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Michael Dopheide

Branham High School
San Jose, California

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Sandra Hartman

Voorhees High School
Glen Gardner, New Jersey

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Mihir Garud

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy
Chicago, Illinois

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Katie Hedlund

Roseau High School
Roseau, Minnesota

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Do you know an innovative educator?

Tell us about yourself or a colleague who has found creative ways to teach financial fundamentals.

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