The Jump$tart Coalition conducted its fifth annual conference devoted specifically to PreK-12 classroom teachers of personal finance in Washington, DC in November. This conference offered classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about, and try educational resources to integrate immediately into current lesson plans and attend informative workshops under three different strands: advocacy, curriculum/content, and personal growth. Educators had the opportunity to meet with leaders from finance and education and network with colleagues from across the country.
Holston HS Business Teacher, Joy Munsey, was one of six teachers to receive a scholarship from VISA, Inc. to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference. As a result Mrs. Munsey was invited to attend the Jump$tart National Awards Dinner at The Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. on April 8. Mrs. Munsey was a guest of VISA, Inc. for the awards dinner and was recognized as a personal finance educator.
Munsey are Nathanial Sillin (L) and
Jason Alderman (R) from VISA, Inc.