Sep 23, 2020

My Classroom, Episode #2: Happiness is a Choice

NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID. 

In Episode #2 Kerri, Courtney, Julius, and Tony share how they maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage stress during these challenging times. We will focus on Kerri, who for the past 15 years has learned how to balance life with multiple sclerosis, all while focusing on her health, family, and happiness. 


Meet The Teachers



Missed the first episode? In Episode #1, Tony, Kerri, Julius, and Courtney shared how they are building relationships with their students. You will also hear Tony share what it was like to be in New York City when COVID first closed schools in March of 2020.


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About the Authors

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with over 20 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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