NGPF Extra Mile Award: Teachers Who Earned All 10 NGPF Certification Courses

Jun 21, 2021
Professional Development


This week, we continue to celebrate the achievements of educators during the challenging 2020-2021 school year!

Today's post focuses on teachers who have completed all 10 NGPF Certification Courses. 

NGPF offers online Certification Courses specializing in a single topic in personal finance. Educators strengthen their own content knowledge over 10 hours of professional development and are assessed through a 1-hour exam. NGPF Certified educators are more confident, qualified, and ready for their classroom. During the 2020-2021 NGPF Academy year, teachers earned 6,131 certifications! 

NGPF Academy recognizes and rewards educators who participate in NGPF professional development. Teachers track their hours on their My NGPF Academy portal on the NGPF website and earn NGPF swag and gift cards as their credit hours accumulate. Participate in your first NGPF virtual PD, complete an On-Demand module or crush an NGPF Certification Course and you are automatically signed up for the Academy. 


Congratulations to the 57 teachers who have successfully completed all 10 NGPF Certifications! 

Albert Eydelman from Brooklyn Studio Secondary School (NY)

Ambassador V. Mitchell from Missouri State University (MO)

Antonin Biot from The Hudson School (NJ)

Areerat Lertchaipitak from Olivet College (MI)

Brenda Crosetto from Warwick High School (PA)

Carolyn Cooper from Paying Your Way Forward (CA)

Carrie Forsythe from La Habra High School (CA)

Cat Cranmer from Wellington Middle School (KS)

Catherine Chang from Success High School (TX)

Cecilia Gray from Pottsville High School (AR)

Charisse Woodward from Sherando High School (VA)

Chelli Cranmer from Andover High School (KS)

Christopher Storm from West York Area High School (PA)

Dan Rolando from St. Thomas More Academy (NC)

Danielle Ambrose from New West Charter School (CA)

Daria Hall from Harding University High School (NC)

Donna Stubbe from Superior High School (WI)

Elaine Colan from Vermont Adult Learning (VT)

Ginger Walters from Massaponax High School (VA)

Godfrey Aguwa Jr from Dollars & Cents University (MI)

Heidi Robison from King George High School (VA)

Ingrid Lu from Joaquin Miller Middle School (CA)

Jacqueline Prester from Mansfield High School (MA)

Jennifer Murphy from Briarcliff High School (NY)

Jennifer Zutterling from Centennial High School (OH)

Jenny Trieu from Boston Community Leadership Academy (MA)

Joan Kane from Trinty High School (IL)

Joey Running from West Albany High School (OR)

Karen Noye from Roy C Ketcham High School (NY)

Kathy Thompson from St. Pius X High School (MO)

Kent Fisher from Highlands Community Charter School (CA)

Kimberly Simington from Milton Hershey School (PA)

Krista Matyska from Bridges Virtual Academy (WI)

Lawrence Parker from Western Branch High School (VA)

Lori Hansen from Abington Senior High School (PA)

Lori Hughes from Waukesha East Alternative School (WI)

Maggie Robles from Centennial High School (CA)

Megan Pintus from John Marshall High School (WV)

Melissa Girdlestone from Attica High School (NY)

Melissa Gordon from Ann Arbor Huron High School (MI)

Merl Corpuz from El Cerrito High School (CA)

Molly Tyson from Lorain High School (OH)

Pat Yoshiwara from Crossroads High School (CA)

Patricia Butcher from Passaic County Technical Institute (NJ)

Patricia Orlando from Passaic County Technical Institute (NJ)

Richard Reichart from Reading High School (PA)

Shawn Brigham from Naaman Forest High School (TX)

Susan Comparato from Swampscott High School (MA)

Susan Lamoreau from Sanford Regional Technical Center (ME)

Tamaine Prince from KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School (GA)

Tammi Campbell from Airport High School (SC)

Tanya Battista from International Institute Of Minnesota (MN)

Therese Nguyen from James Monroe Elementary School (CA)

Toula Foufas from Carle Place High School (NY)

Treve Bonser from Davidson Academy (NV)

Varun Gupta from Wharton County Jr College (TX)

Widsar Estime from Lake Worth Comm. High School (FL)


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About the Author

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.