Jul 12, 2023

2022-23 Extra Mile Award: Top 1% of Academy Hours Earned

With nearly 5,500 teachers participating in the NGPF Academy this year, graduating with Summa Cum Laude status for hours earned in the NGPF Academy is no easy feat. Who worked their way to the top 1% of the 2022-2023 class?

This impressive list of 55 teachers completed a combined total of over 5,200 hours of professional development during the 2022-2023 NGPF Academy Year! This includes one-hour live NGPF Virtual PD sessionsNGPF On-Demand modules, and NGPF Certification Courses

The 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 any of our PD offerings.

Congratulations to the following teachers for their active participation in NGPF professional development, placing them in the top 1% of NGPF Academy hours earned. 

Valedictorian goes to Theodore Frank of Milwaukee Marshall High School (WI) who leads with 205.5 PD hours! 

*denotes a "Triple Crown Teacher" who has NGPF Academy hours from ALL THREE  professional development types - NGPF Virtual PDs, NGPF On-Demand, & NGPF Certification Courses


 Ambassador V. Mitchell Missouri State University (MO)

*Amy Sullivan Cedar Crest High School (PA)

 Angela Johnson Reservoir High School (MD)

*Bianca DiIorio Fairfield Ludlowe High School (CT)

*Carey Barzeski McDowell High School (PA)

 Chris Sharp Beverly Manor Elementary School (IL)

 Christina Friday Thompson K8 International Academy MI

 Christyn Brown Infinite Learner Master Teacher (IL)

*Debora Brown Perth Amboy Tech High School (NJ)

*Dianthe Morgan Whs Information Technology (WI)

 Erica Edwards Low Country Virtual Academy (SC)

*Ericka Lamb Homeschool 

*Frank Serbeniuk Success One Charter School (CA)

*Gwen Duralek Franklin High School (NJ)

 Ivonne Perez Gadsden High School (NM)

*Jack Chao Yuba County Career Preparatory Charter School (CA)

*Jacqueline Gronwald Lucy Ragsdale High School (NC)

 Jamie Cox Polytechnic High School (TX)

 Jennifer Olsen Homeschool 

*Jennifer Russell Shullsburg High School (WI)

*Jenny Trieu Boston Community Leadership Academy (MA)

 Jessica Ratcliff Poquoson High School (VA)

 Jillian Crowe Penta Career Center (OH)

*Juana Andrade Batalla Madison Senior High School (ID)

*Julia Wright Mountain Sky Junior High School (AZ)

*Julius Prezelski Mount St. Joseph High School (MD)

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

 Kasey Savage Charlo High School (MT)

 Kelli Lonsberry Centennial High School (CO)

 Kimberly Barnhart The Sharon Academy (VT)

 Kimra Balliet The Cottonwood School (CA)

 Ludwig Concepcion Sunrise Mountain High School (NV)

 Lynne Spear John F Kennedy High School (CO)

*Marcia Latta McKay High School (OR)

 Margo Semonin Lake High School (OH)

 Mary Cousins Rogers High School (RI)

*Mary Smith Walnut Ridge High School (AR)

*Mary Violette Maine Virtual Academy (ME)

*Matthew Gainey Franklin Academy High School (NY)

 Melissa Williams Pickens High School (SC)

*Michelle Hopkins Central York Middle School (PA)

*Molly Allison Grapevine Middle School (TX)

 Nancy Koczera Woonsocket High School (RI)

 Paul Engram Harriman Programs (NY)

 Penny Allen Christian School of York (PA)

 Renay Meissner Spencer-Van Etten High School (NY)

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

*Shawn Brigham Naaman Forest High School (TX)

 Shaye Matthews Georgetown Middle/High School (MA)

*Stephanie Fyfe River Springs Charter (CA)

*Sydney Hillery Ninety-Fifth Street Elementary School (CA)

 Terence Lien San Mateo Middle College (CA)

 Theodore Frank Milwaukee Marshall High School (WI)

*Tronie Gunn Homeschool (TX)

*Valerie Silver Downtown Doral Charter Upper School (FL)



In case you missed our earlier posts celebrating achievements from the 2022-2-23 NGPF Academy Year, see the teachers who completed the most On-Demand modules as well as teachers who completed all 12 Certification Courses.

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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