Tennessee Jump$tart

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Tennessee Jump$tart is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 50 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Tennessee’s youth.

Five Tennessee Educators Receive Fifth Annual Tennessee Jump$tart Excellence in Teaching Personal Finance Awards

Five Tennessee educators will be honored during the summer months for their efforts in either teaching the required high school personal finance course, or for incorporating personal finance concepts into their daily teaching curriculum. Debbie Curtis, Tracey Thomas, Marlena Dixon, Sarah "Skeeter" Makepeace, and Teresa Bates will each receive the Tennessee Jump$tart Excellence in Teaching Personal Finance Award.

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Tennessee Jump$tart Awarded 2012 Financial Literacy Leadership Award

The Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy was awarded the 2012 Financial Literacy Leadership Award by the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission. The award gave recognition for outstanding leadership in Tennessee financial literacy initiatives. Tennessee Jump$tart co-presidents Kristina Canan, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, and Dr. Ann Berry, UT Extension, received the award from Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey at the Commission’s first annual awards program April 10, 2012 at the Tennessee State Capitol.

Tennessee Educators Explore the World of Personal Finance at the Seventh Annual Tennessee Jump$tart Personal Finance Teacher Conference

June 2011 – The Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy will host its seventh annual financial literacy educator conference June 8-10, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at the Park Vista Hotel. The conference is designed to prepare educators to teach the Tennessee high school personal finance course and will allow teachers to receive the employment requirement to teach the course. 

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Six Tennessee Teachers Named Tennessee Jump$tart Educator of the Year

Six Tennessee educators will be honored during the summer months for their efforts in either teaching the required high school personal finance course, or for incorporating personal finance concepts into their daily teaching curriculum. Dr. Dan Smith, Angel Sliger, Sara Faulkner, Angie M. Rushing, Brenda L. Daniel and Frances Baugh will each receive the Tennessee Jump$tart Excellence in Teaching Personal Finance Award.

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