About the Author

Christian Sherrill

Christian comes to NGPF from the world of classroom instruction, where he was a teacher for three years at a public middle school in El Sobrante, California. After leaving the classroom, he joined math tutoring company, Zeal Learning, to help grow their educator-facing sales and marketing efforts. He's no stranger to making a dollar stretch - while living in the Bay Area on his teacher salary he paid down over $40k in student loans in the span of 3 years. He's thrilled to share those lessons with teachers and students around the U.S.

Author: Christian Sherrill

NGPF Sweet Sixteen Day #4: Saturday Skirmish

Mar 23, 2018
Personal Finance, Activities, Investing, Interactive, Credit Scores, Budgeting, Behavioral Finance
The two weekend tilts are upon us! Who will join the 6 other Sweet Sixteen winners from the week? Time (and YOUR social media influence) will tell. Let ‘em hear your voice in the rafters, baby! Vote in Today’s Tilts: #4 Joining the Market vs. #13 FICO Score Simulator #5 Spent vs. #12 Think You Can Beat The Stock Market? FINAL Update on Sunday, March 25 at 7AM In a major upset, #13 FiCO Score advances to the Elite 8 with a 27-11 trouncing of Joining the Market. Pundits wonder...

NGPF Sweet Sixteen Day 3: The Madness Multiplies in Matches 5 & 6!

Mar 22, 2018
Personal Finance
   FINAL Mutual Fund stretched their early lead and advanced to the Elite 8 with a win over Taxes Kahoot by a final of 71-56.  Two Credit Scores took down $8 Million Janitor by an identical 71-56 score.  Update on Friday at 10AM PT Both matches are neck and neck with Mutual Fund up 36-35 over Taxes Kahoot and Two Credit Scores leading $8 Million Janitor by the score of 38-33. A few votes can tip the balance in determining who advances to the Elite 8. A well-placed source...

FinHero of the Month February 2018: Courtney Poquette, Winooski High School, Winooski VT

Feb 22, 2018
Advocacy, Personal Finance
At Next Gen we’ve been hearing rumblings from Vermont all semester. Students and teachers have been rallying to get the State Board of Education to adopt more comprehensive personal finance standards there, and Vermont’s progress is encouraging!   Central to this statewide advocacy effort is Business Teacher Courtney Poquette, who successfully advocated for a required course at Winooski High School in Winooski, VT.   I called Courtney to learn more.   CS: What was the...

FinHero of Month for January 2018: Julius Prezelski of Mt. St. Joseph High School (Baltimore, MD)

Jan 17, 2018
Advocacy, Teaching Strategies
This post comes to you from Christian Sherrill, our Director of Advocacy here at NGPF. Christian interviewed Julius Prezelski, previous NGPF Podcast guest, last week over the phone. Their exchange was part of NGPF’s #FinHero Advocacy Push, where Julius earned the prestigious title of FinHero of the Month for January 2018. Why? For 21 dogged years, Mr. Prezelski has been advocating for comprehensive personal finance education, first at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD and...

NGPF Advocacy Podcast: Christian Talks With Personal Finance Advocate, Jill Thompson

Dec 04, 2017
Advocacy, Podcasts
NGPF Gold Standard teacher Jill Thompson of Casper, WY joined us for a special advocacy episode of the NGPF Podcast this week. Jill was an NGPF Fellow for the 2016-17 School Year. Kelly Walsh High School, where Jill has taught Business for all of her career, is one of the latest additions to the NGPF Gold Standard Schools list from the month of November. Christian, NGPF’s Advocacy Director, chatted with Jill about how she persevered to ensure that ALL students at Kelly Walsh HS got...