NGPF Extra Mile Award: Teachers Completing The Most On-Demand Modules

Jun 16, 2021
Professional Development


A quick note...

I apologize for the confusion regarding the blog post from yesterday. Several of you, who earned a significant number of NGPF Academy credits, reached out to ask why you were not included on the list. I know the commitment and dedication you showed in the past year is certainly worthy of recognition! The Extra Mile Award from yesterday focused strictly on our one-hour workshops (aka Virtual PDs), this post looks at teacher participation in On-Demands and next week you will learn about teachers who completed ALL 10 Certification courses. We will also be posting a list with the top 1% in overall Academy credits across the three PD opportunities. Stay tuned. 




Over the next two weeks, we will be celebrating the achievements of educators during the challenging 2020-2021 school year!

Today's post focuses on teacher participation in our newest professional development option, NGPF On-Demand.

Next week, we will highlight teachers who completed all 10 of the NGPF Certification Courses and some of their FAVORITE PDs. 

NGPF On-Demand was introduced in January of 2021 as a flexible professional development opportunity to accommodate teachers’ busy schedules. The NGPF On-Demand library currently consists of 30 modules that can be completed in approximately 1 hour on your own time and at your own pace. Here's a few of the most popular On-Demand modules:

  • $7.25: The Minimum Wage
  • Popular Budgeting Methods and Strategies
  • Investing for Beginners
  • Auto Loans
  • Dark Patterns Are Trying to Trick You

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 50 teachers who completed the most NGPF On-Demand hours during the 2020-2021 Academy year (many on the list completed all 30!):

Amber Achterberg from Parkview Junior/Senior High School (WI)
Amy Deschamp from Grand Mesa Middle School (CO)
Angel Sliger from Mcminn County High School (TN)
Angela Germano from Dover Intermediate School (OH)
Angela Roth from Seapco Academy (IL)
Anna Stitt from Schroon Lake Central School (NY)
Anna Waracki from Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle/High School (NJ)
Anne Marie Garrett from George G. White School (NJ)
Ashley Clary from Creighton Preparatory School (NE)
Ashley Collins (CA)
Ashley Moran from Professional Pathways High School (NY)
Ashley Thomas from Piedmont Global Academy (TX)
Beverly Nix from Spartanburg High School (SC)
Cameo Slaybaugh from Stafford Sr. High School (VA)
Cassie Harris from Lakeside High School (AR)
Cathleen Lebrun from Mayfield Woods Middle School (MD)
Charles Coates from Hillcrest High School (SC)
Clay Massey from Laurel Co Schools Center For Innovation (KY)
Cynthia Cremeans from Tecumseh High School (OH)
Daniel Carito from North Lake High School (MI)
Dillon Fletcher from University Of Maryland (MD)
Gailyn Sutton from Union Grove Jh/Hs (TX)
Gina Fratantoni from Westlake High School (MD)
Gregory Kempton from Marvin M Sedway Middle School (NV)
Gwendolyn Kinlaw from Cumberland Academy (VA)
Heidi Trute from Yuma High School (CO)
Jennifer Pratt from Houston Alternative School (MS)
Joel Asplin from Wisconsin Conservatory Of Lifelong Learning (WI)
Jonathan Triplett from Mountain Brook Junior High School (AL)
Karl Remsen from Lake County High School (CO)
Katie Zaborac from Seapco Academy (IL)
Kirstin Dickens from Cicely Tyson Middle/High School (NJ)
Kyle Fuller from Horseheads Senior High School (NY)
Lisa Hurley from Flomaton High School (AL)
Lory Moore from Abilene Christian University (TX)
Mary Gail Snyder from Ygnacio Valley High School (CA)
Melissa Tanner from Sunrise Acres Elementary School (NV)
Molly Nottingham from Reynoldsburg High School Estem Academy (OH)
Nancy Valdes from Sunrise Acres Elementary School (NV)
Rachyl Kafonek from Scribner Snyder Community Schools (NE)
Randall Kammerman from Herriman High School (UT)
Rickee Stewart from Herriman High School (UT)
Samantha Bailey from Uxbridge High School (MA)
Sandra Burgess from Morgan Park Academy (IL)
Sara Thomas from Avery Trace Middle School (TN)
Shri Johnson from Wilson Stem Academy (NC)
Stephanie Hartmann from Lake Travis High School (TX)
Stephanie Wissing from Trinity Catholic High School (MO)
Tess Holperin from De Forest High (WI)
Victoria Vaccaro from Copeland Manor Elementary School (IL)


In case you missed this earlier post, find out the teachers who participated in the most one-hour virtual PDs in the 2020-21 Academy Year


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About the Author

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.