Laura Falk, NGPF Fellow, Named Innovative Educator
Just last month, Maureen made the news by being named September’s Innovative Educator, and now a second NGPF Fellow, Laura Falk, has been named October’s Innovative Educator by Practical Money Skills for Life! She’s a family & consumer science teacher at Fairbanks High School in Ohio and was one of our Summer Institute participants in 2016. Before they graduate, every single student at Laura’s school will take her Financial Management course, and she keeps it interesting through a lot of hard work on her part: “I’m not a textbook teacher. It’s not my style, and I find it a little boring. It’s unique that my students will never know what the day will look like in my class. Kids can very easily get bored and unengaged, but this keeps things interesting for everyone.” Quite deserving, Laura is also a Visa Innovative Educators Scholarship awardee for the Jump$tart National Conference this year. You can read more about Laura and her course here.
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When I started working at Next Gen Personal Finance, it's as though my undergraduate degree in finance, followed by ten years as an educator in an NYC public high school, suddenly all made sense.