My Classroom Podcast: Jason-Lamont Jackson

Feb 16, 2021

My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Each week we will speak with different teachers who will share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom.

In this week's episode, we speak Jason-Lamont Jackson. Jason-Lamont is in his 23rd year of teaching; his 4th year at West Orange High School in New Jersey. He currently teaches Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management. In this episode, Jason-Lamont shares how he incorporates Culturally Responsive Education in his classroom, ways that he makes connections with his students, and the importance of being empathetic as a teacher. 


"Teaching and coaching are synonymous to me. Since all of my subject matter is relevant and important to the lives of the 175+ students I teach each school year, I try very hard to make sure that I am empathetic to my students' needs and do my best to foster a culturally responsive classroom on a daily basis." 





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About the Authors

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with 18 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.

Brian Page

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.