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2016 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.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Teacher of the Year Awards.  Entry Deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016.   Please click here for eligibility, guidelines and entry package.  

For additional information about the awards program and the Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, visit www.tnjumpstart.org. Awards program questions should be directed to Alan Smith, Tennessee Jump$tart Teacher of the Year Awards Chair, at Turn on JavaScript! or 615-532-1024. 


2015 Teacher of the Year

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.