I am a native Vermonter, born and raised in Danville. I lived four years in North Carolina when beginning my teaching career.BS degree in Business Education from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. Master’s degree in Educational Technology Specialist from Plymouth State University. Taught K-8 for16 years and as an adjunct at Lyndon State College for 10 years as well as Community College of Vermont for two years. Currently teaching Business Technology to grades 7-12 at U-32 in Montpelier.
Personal Finance is a great class to take as a Junior or Senior because in about a year or two you’ll be graduating from high school, which means you are on your way to starting your own life. Meaning, possibly going to college, then getting a job, finding an apartment, and having luxuries that all require monthly payments. You learn how to prioritize what you should and should not buy as well has figuring out how much you get paid – calculating your monthly income because you have expenses you have to pay. This fundamentally helps you understand what is good and what is bad when it comes to loans, credit cards, bonds, and future options.