NGPF Podcast: Todd Hoadley on how engagement with the business community led to a personal finance requirement
As a superintendent of Dublin City Schools (OH), Todd Hoadley focused on developing students who are both college and career ready. His engagement with the business community impressed upon him the importance of financial education. Listen to this podcast to hear how Todd led the efforts in his district where every student takes a personal finance class before they graduate.
- 0:00~2:02 Introduction
- 2:02~3:10 Todd’s role and the district he works in
- 3:10~7:43 The local economy
- 7:43~14:17 Early money lessons growing up in a farm family
- 14:17~16:33 Importance of financial education
- 16:33~20:06 Process of making personal finance a requirement
- 20:06~20:33 A word from NGPF
- 20:33~22:55 Feedback received
- 22:55~25:18 Boosting teacher confidence to teach personal finance
- 25:18~27:57 Engaging with the business community
- 27:57~32:21 Having students think about career options
- 32:21~33:54 Why make personal finance a requirement?
- 33:54~35:44 Conclusion
“We wanted to make sure our students were well-educated and that they receive a well-rounded education. If we are trying to make sure they were receiving a well-rounded education, the financial component can’t just be happenstance they take a personal finance course.”