Macon County High School teacher Tammy Gose is among six Tennessee educators who will be honored during the summer months for their efforts in either teaching the required high school personal finance course, or for incorporating personal finance concepts into their daily teaching curriculum.
Gose teaches four personal finance classes for 75 students. Gose utilized several different teaching techniques through the use of “hands on” application, research and group/teams to provide her students a greater understanding of the importance of this area of study. Gose also had a number of guest speakers in the areas of banking, insurance and investments that came to speak with her students. Gose had one of her students place in the top 20% U.S. Treasury’s National Financial Capability Challenge.
Gose, along with Mr. Kelly Clary, Frances Galloway,John Knaff, Sherrie Spiegler and Ella Williams will each receive the Tennessee Jump$tart Excellence in Teaching Personal Finance Award.
The awards are presented by Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, which is a coalition of organizations committed to improving the personal financial literacy of Tennessee’s youth. The award program recognizes outstanding teachers of either the high school personal finance class, or the use personal finance in their everyday teaching. The recipients are selected based on successful accomplishments in innovation/creativity related to teaching personal finance, teaching approaches, standards accomplishments, collaborations, and program results.
“Tennessee Jump$tart is committed to recognizing educators for their accomplishments in the classroom and to providing quality learning opportunities for educators,” said Kristina Canan, Tennessee Jump$tart Co-President. “Our partner organizations are dedicated to working together to conduct educational initiatives that allow teachers to enhance their skills”
The awards will be presented at the Tennessee Jump$tart Personal Finance Annual Educator Conference in Gatlinburg in June and the Tennessee Jump$tart Personal Finance Educator Training in Murfreesboro in July. The trainings provide educators with the employment requirement necessary to teach the high school personal finance course.
Tennessee’s personal finance course curriculum is a high school graduation requirement for those students graduating in 2013 and beyond. To be eligible to teach the course, teachers must have specific endorsements or participate in a certified training, such as the Jump$tart Conference.
“The need for financial literacy in Tennessee is great and these teachers should be commended for their efforts in the classroom,” said Ann Berry, Tennessee Jump$tart Co-President. “The personal finance course is an opportunity for the teachers to make a positive impact on Tennessee’s financial future.”
For more information about Tennessee Jump$tart, visit www.tnjumpstart.org