Jul 11, 2023

2022-23 Extra Mile Award: Certification Courses

How many teachers do you think have completed all 12 NGPF Certification Courses? 

This week, we’re celebrating the achievements of educators from the 2022-23 school year! Today, we recognize the teachers who completed all 12 NGPF Certification Courses - a commitment of 120 hours spent becoming more confident, qualified, and ready for their classroom.

NGPF offers virtual Certification Courses focused on a single personal finance topic. Educators strengthen their content knowledge with nine hours of live instruction and are assessed through an hour-long exam. The topics of these courses include investing, insurance, behavioral economics, paying for college, and more. 

These courses have proven quite popular with teachers earning 3,204 certifications in the 2022-23 school year and a total of 12,638 total certifications since launch in June 2020. 

NGPF Academy recognizes and rewards educators who participate in NGPF professional development. Teachers earn NGPF swag as their credit hours accumulate. You are automatically enrolled in the NGPF Academy when you participate in a Virtual PD, complete an On-Demand module or crush an NGPF Certification Course


Congratulations to the 73 teachers who have successfully completed all 12 NGPF Certifications to date! 

Alison Wolfe Robinson Secondary School  (VA)

Ambassador V. Mitchell Missouri State University  (MO)

Amy Sullivan Cedar Crest High School  (PA)

Antonin Biot Rising Tide Community Business Academy  (NJ)

Areerat Lertchaipitak Olivet College  (MI)

Camela Gertner Naugatuck Valley Community College  (CT)

Cat Cranmer Wellington Middle School  (KS)

Catherine Chang Success High School  (TX)

Cathy Strathmeyer West York Area High School  (PA)

Charisse Woodward Sherando High School  (VA)

Chelli Cranmer Andover High School  (KS)

Cheryl Boyda Souderton Area High School  (PA)

Christopher Storm West York Area High School  (PA)

Cindy Schultz Start High School  (OH)

Corrie Bollinger Slippery Rock Area High School  (PA)

Daria Hall Harding University High School (NC)

David Calkins Schlarman Academy (IL)

Dawn Eide Berthold Public School (ND)

Debbie Savino Pacific Crest Online Academy (WA)

Diane Mondoro Franklin High School  (NJ)

Erin Ferris Lee M. Thurston High School  (MI)

Ginger Walters Massaponax High School  (VA)

Gloria LeMaster Hopkinsville High School (KY)

Ingrid Lu Joaquin Miller Middle School (CA)

Jacqueline Collins Mansfield High School (MA)

Jennifer Roth Bellevue West High School NE

Jenny Trieu Boston Community Leadership Academy (MA)

Joseph Diminick Cedar Cliff High School  (PA)

Karen Noye Roy C Ketcham High School (NY)

Kari Baransky Washington Middle School  (CT)

Kathi Reed Hopkinsville High School (KY)

Katie Hou Sheridan Street Elementary School (CA)

Kelle Griffin Brookline High School (MA)

Kimberly Simington Milton Hershey School  (PA)

Kimberly Barnhart The Sharon Academy (VT)

Krista Matyska Bridges Virtual Academy (WI)

Lori Hansen Abington Senior High School  (PA)

Louise Trudeau True Essays (CA)

Maggie Robles Hybrid School of Innovation (CA)

Mariam Brunner Lumpkin County Middle School (GA)

Mary Cousins Rogers High School (RI)

MaryAnne Bugbee Mount Markham High School (NY)

Meg Lovercamp Wenatchee High School (WA)

Megan Pintus John Marshall High School (WV)

Melissa Gordon Ann Arbor Huron High School  (MI)

Melissa Girdlestone Attica High School (NY)

Merl Corpuz El Cerrito High School (CA)

Michelle Hopkins Central York Middle School  (PA)

Michelle Rodriguez Littlestown High School  (PA)

Pat Yoshiwara Crossroads High School (CA)

Patricia Orlando Passaic County Technical Institute  (NJ)

Patricia Butcher Passaic County Technical Institute  (NJ)

Phoebe Swank Dixie Heights High School (KY)

Reece Uratani University of Hawaii at Hilo (HI)

Richard Reichart Reading High School  (PA)

Rosalind Jackson Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual High School (NC)

Rose Gieseke East Penn School District  (PA)

Ryan Wood Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (NY)

Shawn Brigham Naaman Forest High School  (TX)

Sheila Miller Newfound Regional High School NH

Susan Comparato Swampscott High School (MA)

Susan Lamoreau Sanford Regional Technical Center (ME)

Tamaine Prince KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School (GA)

Tammy Ravel Galesburg High School (IL)

Tammy Andrew The Hotchkiss School (CT)

Theresa Miller Cary-Grove High School (IL)

Thuy Nguyen National University (CA)

Toula Foufas Carle Place High School (NY)

Tracy Laird Prairie Grove High School (AR)

Trang Thai University of Texas at Arlington  (TX)

Veronica Stinemire Saugerties Senior High School (NY)

Vicki Smallwood Flemington Elementary (WV)

Widsar Estime Lake Worth Comm. High School (FL)



We also wanted to recognize those educators who completed the most NGPF Certification Courses in the past school year. Each of the teachers below earned 7 or more certifications in the past NGPF Academy year! 

Alexandra Castillo The Fly Initiative (RI)

Breilyn Rosario-Eduardo The Fly Initiative (RI)

Erica Edwards Low Country Virtual Academy (SC)

Ericka Lamb Homeschool Unknown

Gwen Duralek Franklin High School (NJ)

Jacqueline Gronwald Lucy Ragsdale High School (NC)

Jennifer Russell Shullsburg High School (WI)

Jennifer Olsen Homeschool 

Jeremy Stedry Hemlock Middle School (MI)

Jillian Crowe Penta Career Center (OH)

Juana Andrade Batalla Madison Senior High School (ID)

Karen Joyner-Washington W. R. Rogers Center (SC)

Kasey Savage Charlo High School (MT)

Kelli Lonsberry Centennial High School (CO)

Kevin Fleck Edgemont Junior-Senior High School (NY)

Kimberly Barnhart The Sharon Academy (VT)

Lisa Ira Foothill College (CA)

Lorraine Adu-Krow Scarsdale Middle School (NY)

Ludwig Concepcion Sunrise Mountain High School (NV)

Lynne Spear John F Kennedy High School (CO)

Marcus Allen Brooklyn Technical High School (NY)

Melissa Williams Pickens High School (SC)

Michelle Hopkins Central York Middle School (PA)

Molly Allison Grapevine Middle School (TX)

Paul Engram Harriman Programs (NY)

Penny Allen Christian School of York (PA)

Theodore Frank Milwaukee Marshall High School (WI)

Tronie Gunn Homeschool (TX)


Find out who completed the most NGPF On-Demand modules and earned the Extra Mile Award for that category. 

About the Author

Hannah Rael

As NGPF's Marketing Communications Manager, Hannah (she/her) helps spread the word about NGPF's mission to improve the financial lives of the next generation of Americans.

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