Orginally from Chester, (VT), off to Bay Path Junior College: Associates Degree: Computer Science, then married moved to Rutland, VT. Obtained Bachelors Degree: Organizational Leadership, and Master’s in Education. Held several Customer Service Management positions: Federal Express, Vermont Country Store, Retail Vision, Questec Metals. Attended Champlain College for Financial Literacy, Burlington, VT 2011, Began teaching at FHUHS in 2004-present. Currently serving as Business Education/Technology teacher, responsbile for courses in Personal Finance, Career Exploration, Work-Study Program, Computer Applications. Also taught summer “All About Financial Literacy Course at Castleton State College-Summer 2014. Attended two National Jumpstart Conferences, in Kansas City 2012 and in Hollywood, CA-2014
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.