Jun 12, 2022
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Extra Mile Award: On-Demand Modules

Which teachers completed the most On-Demand modules in the past school year? 

This week, we are celebrating the achievements of educators during the 2021-2022 school year with the annual NGPF Extra Mile Awards. In an incredibly challenging year, more than 5,000 educators invested their time and effort participating in NGPF PD. The NGPF team thanks you for your commitment to financial education and for all of you who "went the extra mile." 

Today's post focuses on the educators who completed the most On-Demand modules. Future blog posts will recognize educators for their participation in NGPF Certification Courses and for overall participation in NGPF PD. 

NGPF On-Demand was introduced in January 2021 as a flexible way to accommodate your busy schedules. These self-paced modules deepen content knowledge on timely topics such as inflation, influencer marketing, bitcoin and buy now pay later.  You now have even more modules to choose from with 16 new modules launched in the past year. With a library of 46 modules to choose from, you have a lot of choice on PD you can complete at your own pace and your own schedule.

Shout out to the educators who completed nearly 25,000 NGPF On-Demand modules in the 2021-2022 NGPF Academy year. 

Wondering about the the most popular modules? Here are the top 5: 

  1. $7.25 - The Minimum Wage
  2. Popular Budgeting Methods & Strategies
  3. The Power of Habit
  4. Dark Patterns Are Trying to Trick You
  5. Basics of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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 60 teachers recognized as NGPF Extra Mile Award winners for completing the most NGPF On-Demand modules during the 2021-2022 Academy year. All on this list have completed at least 38 modules, with the top five participants each completing 41 modules (* indicates top five).

Allison Heineman from Glenbrook Off Campus (IL)

Amy Harkins from Harleton High School (TX)

Ann Russell from Las Montanas Charter High School (NM)

Bradley Perry from Elk Meadows School (UT)

Brian Muehlhaus from Bloomington High School North (IN)

Chelsie Skinner from Chapman High School (SC)

Cindy Johnson from Wapato High School (WA)

Craig Mills from Rush-Henrietta Senior High School (NY)

Dana Stiles from Bowie High School (TX)

Diane Byrd from Pleasant Grove Elementary (NC)

Eric Sauthoff from Socastee High School (SC)

Esmeralda Ivy from North Heights Alternative School (TX)

Forrest Rice from Prairie Lakes Education Center (MN)

Gracie King from Diberville Senior High School (MS)

Hannah Murphy from Oak Park & River Forest High School (IL)

Helena Johnson from Ralston High School (NE)

Jack LoPresti from MacDowell Montessori School (WI)

Jared White from Mantachie Attendance Center (MS)

Jason Bucklin from Lake Asbury Elementary School (FL)

Jeff Erwin from West Carter High School & Carter County Career And Technical Center (KY)

Joel Zink from Pearl City High School (IL)

Jonathan Halter from Lake Asbury Elementary School (FL)

Jordan Elliott from Dupont Manual High School (KY)

Katie Stimson from St Joseph Elementary School (IA)

Kersten Zauche from Andover High School (KS)

*Kevin Dexter from Bay City Western High School (MI)

Kristi Mahoney from North Heights Alternative School (TX)

Larry Waterhouse from Sutton Middle School (MA)

Laura Bennett from Trinity Senior High School (PA)

Maggie Grindstaff from Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy (LA)

Marissa Metevelis from Ccsd Assistive Technology (NV)

*Maureen Santiago from Lawrence High School (MA)

Melanie Schmitt from Texas Tech University (TX)

Melissa Hensley from Garden City High School (KS)

Michael Maes from Marana High School (AZ)

Missy Spears from Chancellor High School (VA)

Nikki Anderson from Deerfield Elementary School (TN)

Nina Sawaya from Hoover Middle School (CA)

Patti Clapp from Harrison County High School (KY)

Paul Moore from Boonville High School (MO)

Ranming Xu from Francis Lewis High School (NY)

*Rebecca Brink from Marinette High School (WI)

Rebecca Asha Victor from Holmes County Central High School (MS)

Robin Franczyk from Neuqua Valley High School (IL)

Ryan Welch from Galileo Academy (CA)

Sandra Vavalle from Socastee High School (SC)

Sara Bucklin from Oakleaf Junior High School (FL)

*Sarah Hayes-Ramos from Bay City Western High School (MI)

Scott Jordan from Del Puerto High School (CA)

Shannon Kimes from Forest Hill High School (MS)

Steve Holeczy from Lee Early College School (NC)

Stevie Juliano from Canton High School (CT)

*Suzanne Rogers from Jena High School (LA)

Theresa Ostgarden from Red River High School (ND)

Tim Hall from Oakridge Fusion School (MI)

Tommy Siske from Ralston High School (NE)

Tracey Eatherton from Ste. Genevieve High School (MO)

Traci Hackney from Mona Shores Public Schools (MI)

Vicki Mirguet from Vita Nova Inc. (FL)

Zadie Johnson from Ralston High School (NE)


Visit NGPF's On Demand webpage to learn new concepts, get tips on navigating the NGPF website and be prepared for those student questions about new trends in personal finance. 

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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