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Nominate a teacher for the 2014 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year Award

The Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award from the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition honors a Kentucky teacher in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance. The $250 grand prize can be used for financial literacy classroom materials or to attend the national Jump$tart teacher conference. Self-nominations are accepted. This is a great opportunity to recognize the teachers and schools who are working to make students money smart.

$250 grand prize
Deadline to enter is May 1, 2014

Nomination Form



2013 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year Award Recipent

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® honored David Sandlin of Walton, Ky., as the 2013 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year. The award was presented during the luncheon of the Life Fundamental$ Financial Literacy Summit in Louisville. The Summit is a K-12 teacher training event that covers economics and personal finance topics and provides classroom resources to educators. www.econ.org/summit13/ After the luncheon, Sandlin presented one of the teacher training sessions based on a classroom lesson he created, entitled “I’m Going to Disney World! A Budget Simulation.”

The 2013 winner is:
David Sandlin, Walton-Verona High School
Sandlin teaches entrepreneurship, economics, financial literacy and Web design at Walton-Verona High School.


2012 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year Award Recipents

The 2012 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award from the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition honors Kentucky teachers in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance.
Winners selected for the 2012 awards were honored in their communities:
Amy McDowell was honored for results/measurements/evaluation
Murray High School in Murray
Nominated by: Teresa Speed, principal
Award provided by: Kentucky Jump$tart
Ann Gowen-Castner was honored for teaching approaches
Richardsville Elementary School in Bowling Green
Nominated by: Elisha Lawrence, co-worker
Award provided by: Class Act Federal Credit Union
Rosemary Jones was honored for motivating students
Bell County High School in Pineville
Nominator: Nanette Hensley, assistant principal
Award provided by: Kentucky Society of CPAs

2011 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year Award Recipents

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® honors three teachers who have done an exceptional job of teaching financial literacy concepts to their students in 2011.

Thanks to the generosity of two Kentucky Jump$tart partners – the Kentucky Society of CPAs and Class Act Federal Credit Union – the coalition is able to present three awards this year of $250 each. The funds can be used for financial literacy classroom materials or training.

Winners selected for the 2011 awards were honored in their communities:

Kristy Burberry was honored for teaching work-based learning
Business and Marketing teacher
Menifee County High School in Frenchburg

Kelly Scheuher was honored for innovation and creativity in the classroom
Family & Consumer Sciences teacher
Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville
Amanda Comstock was honored for utilizing collaborations in her lessons
Business and Marketing teacher
Bullitt East High School in Mt. Washington

2010 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year Award Recipents

2010 teachers of the year

Financial Literacy Teachers of the Year 2010
Jenner Allen (right) and Sancy Maxted (left) honored by First Lady Jane Beshear

Winners selected for the 2010 awards include:
Jennifer Allen, Madison Southern High School, Berea
Sandy Maxted, Assumption High School, Louisville