NGPF Extra Mile Award: PLC Participants

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Jun 04, 2018
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Professional Development, Current Events, Personal Finance

NGPF's Professional Learning Community (PLC) provides educators with an opportunity to collaborate virtually on an artifact that they want to improve. Teachers meet for 30 minutes over a 3-5 week period until each member has received feedback on their resource. Here's what they tell us they love about PLCs:

  • "I really enjoyed participating in the PLC. Not only did I get fresh ideas on how to revise my own project, but I got additional project ideas that I can use immediately in my class."
  • "I am the only Financial Literacy teacher in my building, and having the opportunity to network with other teachers who are teaching the same subject matter has truly been a delight." 

We want to recognize the following educators who participated in multiple PLCs during the past school year. Drumroll please...the winners of the NGPF Extra Mile Award for PLCs are:

  • Jeff Snyder of Wayne Valley High School (Wayne, New Jersey)
  • Jodie Holmquist of Hinsdale Middle High School (Hinsdale, New Hampshire)
  • Martha Somers of Broad Run High School (Ashburn, Virginia)
  • Brian Johnson of Forest Hills Northern High (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Stephanie McKoy of Manteo High School (Manteo, North Carolina)
  • Diane Mondoro of Bridgewater-Raritan High School (Bridgewater, New Jersey)
  • Vicky Livesay of D-B EXCEL (Kingsport, Tennessee)

Special recognition goes to Steve Penley of Waubonsie Valley High School (Aurora, Illinois) who is our super-PLCer for participating in 4 PLC cohorts during the 2017-18 school year. Each Extra Mile Award winner in the PLC category will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Thanks for your commitment to professional development!

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.