This school year is like no other. Teachers across the nation are educating students in many different learning environments and are adapting their lessons and teaching strategies to best meet the needs of their students.
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers. Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid) but each one is determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.
Meet The Teachers
This brief podcast is designed to inspire you, share ideas, and let you know that you are not alone during this unprecedented school year. Each Wednesday a new podcast episode will be posted for you to listen to on your drive to or from work, on a quick walk, or just when you need a little inspiration and encouragement.
Join us for Episode #1 where Tony, Kerri, Julius, and Courtney share how they are building relationships with their students. In this episode, we also focus on Tony who shares what it was like to be in New York City when COVID first closed schools in March of 2020.
Amanda joins the NGPF Team with over 20 years of experience teaching personal finance. During that time, she led her students to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, won multiple awards, and most importantly, impacted the financial lives of thousands of high school students. Amanda prides herself on being an educational leader and is constantly looking for innovative ways to make the classroom relevant, rigorous, and fun. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and has been a long-time member of the NGPF community. Fun fact - Amanda was NGPF’s first teacher account! When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and two children.
Making a difference in the lives of students through financial capability is Brian’s greatest passion. He comes to NGPF after fifteen years of public school teaching where he was the ‘11 Ohio Department of Education recipient of a Milken National Educator Award, the CEE Forbes Award winner, and a Money Magazine/CNN "Money Hero". He served on the working group for President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. He has private school experience as a Trustee for the Cincinnati Country Day School and was a past Ohio Jump$tart President. Brian holds a BBA and M.Ed. When Brian isn’t working alongside his NGPF teammates he is likely spending time with his wife, three children, and dog; hiking, or watching Ohio State football.