Financial Educators

Together We're Stronger

Role of Teachers

While not technically part of the coalition itself, teachers are on the “front lines” of the financial literacy effort and are responsible for a good deal of its success. To highlight their efforts in our communities, we feature one of our educators in our monthly Teacher Spotlight.

Today, personal finance is being taught as a standalone course or incorporated into other subject matter in public, private and charter schools across the country, at every level from preschool to post-secondary.

The Jump$tart Coalition—along with our national partners and state affiliates—is proud to support these dedicated and talented professionals.

J$FFE Teacher Advisors

To ensure that our resources work well for the teachers who use them, their feedback is essential to everything we develop. Thank you to the J$FFE Teacher Advisors who are currently working with Jump$tart on a new professional development program that will be available soon.

  • Leah Bratcher, Marina High School (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • Sally Burnett, Holden High School (Holden, Mo.)
  • Joel Chrisler, Sauk Prairie High School (Prairie Du Sac, Wis.)
  • Kellie Haayer, Kaiser Elementary (Houston, Texas)
  • Bonnie Maye, El Segundo High School (El Segundo, Calif.)
  • Sheila Miller, Newfound Regional High School (Bristol, N.H.)
  • Michael Onda, James Wood High School (Winchester, Va.)
  • Jill Pilon, Drayton High School (Drayton, N.D.)

Teacher Spotlight