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 is a teacher at The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis.
Susan Gwin is a teacher at Humphreys County CET- Waverly Central High School in Waverly.
Mariah Phillips is a teacher at Daniel McKee Alternative School in Murfreesboro.
Jeff Hartman is a teacher at South Greene High School in Greeneville.
See a list of previous award winners here.