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Innovative Educator

Each month, we honor an educator who has found new and exciting ways to help children and adults gain financial literacy skills. We are proud to celebrate these innovative educators from across the country.

Educator of the Month

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July 10, 2017

Lothar Konietzko

Everett High School
Lansing, Michigan

Innovative Educator Lothar Konietzko has spent the last 17 years of his career teaching personal finance.

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Jump$tart Educator Conference

Congratulations to the recipients of the Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator Sponsorship to attend the annual Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference on November 5-7, 2016 at the InterContinental Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX.

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James Redelsheimer

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School
Plymouth, Minnesota


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Amanda Medina

Sharyland High School
Mission, Texas



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Laura Falk

Fairbanks High School
Milford Center, Ohio


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Steven Klimkiewicz

Hellgate High School
Missoula, Montana



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Erika Fix

Gladstone High School
Gladstone, Michigan


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Tecoya Brantley-Williams

Swansea High School
Swansea, South Carolina


Do you know an innovative educator?

Tell us about yourself or a colleague who has found creative ways to teach financial fundamentals.

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