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2015 Teacher of the Year

The Tennessee Jump$tart Excellence in Teaching Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards is a recognition program for outstanding teachers of personal finance. Recipient(s) will be selected based on successful accomplishments in innovation/creativity related to teaching personal finance, teaching approaches, standards accomplishments, collaborations, and program results.

Awards are given in two categories: 1) Teaching the high school personal finance course (or an identified substitute); and, 2) Integrating personal finance concepts into other subject matter in elementary through high school courses.

Four Tennessee educators received the 7th Annual Tennessee Jump$tart Excellence in Teaching Personal Finance Award.  The awards were presented at the Tennessee Jump$tart Personal Financial Education Annual Conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on June 10, 2015.  The 2015 Teacher of the Year Award Winners are:

Erin Johnson 

Erin Johnson is a teacher at The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis.

Susan Gwin

Susan Gwin is a teacher at Humphreys County CET- Waverly Central High School in Waverly.

Mariah Phillips

Mariah Phillips is a teacher at Daniel McKee Alternative School in Murfreesboro.

Jeff Hartman

Jeff Hartman is a teacher at South Greene High School in Greeneville.

See a list of previous award winners here.