May 11, 2021

My Classroom Podcast: Moving Forward

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.

The message is clear. Teachers are relieved to be returning to normal next fall, but what will change from years past? We felt there was no better time for our listeners to hear from the original My Classroom cast of four than as the school year comes to a close. We welcome Tony Montgomery, Kerri Herrild, Julius Prezelski, and Courtney Poquette who will share how they're moving forward with resources and strategies learned during COVID and how these strategies make their classrooms better for many years to come. 




Interested in listening to the original My Classroom series with Tony, Julius, Kerri, and Courtney? Here is a link to previous episodes:

  • Episode #1 (13 min) How they are building relationships with their students
  • Episode #2 (12 min) How they maintain a healthy lifestyle and mange stress during COVID-19
  • Episode #3 (12 min) How they are balancing commitments beyond the classroom
  • Episode #4 (14 min) Specific tools they are using in the classroom
  • Episode #5 (18 min) Lessons learned

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.

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