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Innovative Educator

For the 6th year, Visa is proud to sponsor six educators so they may attend the 11th annual Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference from November 1-3, 2019 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The six recipients received a $1,750 sponsorship to attend the conference. Learn more about the six recipients below.

If you are a personal finance educator or would like to nominate an educator who you know and admire, please submit a nomination form. Nominate Now

Featured Educator

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December 10, 2019

Tiffanie Smith

Heritage High School
Newport News, Virginia

In her Economics and Personal Finance class at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia, educator Tiffanie Smith strives to illustrate the importance of personal finance skills to her students in every single class session.

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Jump$tart Educator Conference

Congratulations to the recipients of the Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator Sponsorship to attend the 2019 Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C. from November 1-3.

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Stephanie Mills

South Warren High School
Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Greg Kaylor

Blairsville High School
Blairsville, Pennsylvania

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Joey Running

West Albany High School
Albany, Oregon

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Jill Page

Glasgow High School
Glasgow, Montana

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Dawanna Jones

Memorial High School
Port Arthur, Texas

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Nikhol Bentley

Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Providence, Rhode Island

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Do you know an innovative educator?

Tell us about yourself or a colleague who has found creative ways to teach financial fundamentals.

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