Our companion website provides parents with 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. MoneyAsYouGrow.org
Tools for Educators to Integrate Personal Finance into Teaching the Common Core
Money as You Learn provides teachers with Common Core aligned texts, lessons, and tasks that connect the Common Core to real life applications while also equipping students with the knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions.
Money as You Learn reflects collaboration among developers and leaders of the Common Core State Standards, Jump$tart, Council for Economic Education, and Money as You Grow, as well as classroom teachers and other experts from around the nation. These collaborations ensure that Money as You Learn reflects the rigor and important shifts of the Common Core State Standards as well as financial literacy content that all students should master.
Erin Boettcher 4th grade teacher, Wilbur Elementary School, Bear, Delaware Erin is in her 11th year of teaching and will complete her Master’s degree in Economic Education, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware in May of 2013. She has been named Teacher of the Year twice and serves on the Social Studies Leadership Team for her district. She is involved with curriculum development and implementation in the Colonial School District.
Rachel Goldman 1st grade teacher, Shepherd Elementary School, Washington, D.C. Rachel has been teaching for 3 years at Shepherd, a public school in D.C. and has been team leader for all 3 years. She has a degree in early childhood education.
Lisa Krueger Mathematics teacher, Princeton High School, Princeton, New Jersey Lisa is currently on leave from teaching, but has been a mathematics teacher for the past 12 years. She has an undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell and a Master’s from the Sloan School at MIT in finance. She has worked in management/public policy consulting, consumer finance and in higher education (Assistant Director of the Center for Economic Policy Studies at Princeton) before getting her certification as a high school (and K-8) mathematics teacher. She has taught the gamut, from Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus, Statistics and Discrete Mathematics.
Lisa McEwen teacher, Manny Martinez Middle School, Denver, Colorado Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla and received her Masters of Education at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She is certified in both High School and Middle School mathematics.
Jeanine Moore 4th grade math and social studies teacher, Long Neck Elementary, Millsboro, Delaware Jeanine has a Master’s degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators from the University of Delaware. She has been teaching for 15 years, 10 of which as a 4th grade math and social studies teacher. Jeanine is Teacher Leader at her school, has been named the Social Studies Teacher of the Year, the District Teacher of the Year, and is the state finalist for the Presidential Award in Mathematics.
Susan Sharkey Director, High School Program, National Endowment for Financial Education Susan has 15 years of experience as a business educator for students from ages 5 to 85. She guided the design and development of NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program, the program content for the Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance, and contributed to the White House Financial Capability Toolkit. She has also contributed to several Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction task force projects, including development of the state academic standards for business. She has bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Mary Suiter Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis Mary joined the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in 2006 to manage the 8th district economic and financial education program. Prior to that she served as the director of the Center to Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Mary has been involved in economic and financial education for more than 20 years and has authored numerous curricula, lessons, and articles.