About the Author

Dave Martin

Dave joins NGPF with 15 years of teaching experience in math and computer science. After joining the New York City Teaching Fellows program and earning a Master's degree in Education from Pace University, his teaching career has taken him to New York, New Jersey and a summer in the north of Ghana. Dave firmly believes that financial literacy is vital to creating well-rounded students that are prepared for a complex and highly competitive world. During what free time two young daughters will allow, Dave enjoys video games, Dungeons & Dragons, cooking, gardening, and taking naps.

Author: Dave Martin

Curriculum Updates: What Happened to the Old Behavioral Finance Mini Unit?

Aug 25, 2021
New Products
You might be scratching your head while looking around on the semester course page.  Where did the Behavioral Finance Mini Unit go?  The popular mini unit that many teachers use to start the year hasn’t gone anywhere!  It’s now Money and Me.  As a part of the launch of our Behavioral Economics unit, we wanted to be clear that these units are different but equally important parts of the NGPF curriculum.   What’s the difference between these units? The...

New NGPF team member, Dave Martin, on why he cares so much about financial education

Jun 02, 2021
Personal Finance
When I was 20 years old, I made the decision to transfer from a public state college to a private college in another state.  I wanted to get out of my parents house and have the “college experience.”  I found a school that I fell in love with.  The price tag was high and I’d need to finance my education mostly through student loans but it didn’t matter.  Moving away and gaining that freedom was worth any cost.  I made the move. Entering my final...