Some 90 educators from 28 states across the country will gather in San Francisco for the third annual Next Gen Changemaker Summit next month. Among them: Lynnette Viox, applied technology and business teacher at Loveland High School (LHS), is one of six representatives from Ohio to attend the conference.
“I am very honored and excited to represent Loveland at the summit to further my professional development as we continue to advance the Business Department’s curriculum at Loveland High School,” said Viox. “There is a strong interest in and demand for business courses among our students and this will benefit them as our program evolves.”
Participants at the Changemaker Summit are identified as educators who are working to achieve the Gold Standard in personal finance education in their schools and districts. According to Next Gen’s “Mission:2030,” schools achieving the Gold Standard ensure that all students take at least a semester-long personal finance class prior to graduation as part of the belief that all students deserve a financial education that will allow them to thrive in their personal lives beyond high school.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to host such a talented and passionate group of educators for our third Annual Changemaker Summit,” said Tim Ranzetta, co-founder of Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF). “While 90% of students and parents believe that personal finance should be taught in high school, only 16% currently get it. This inspiring group of Changemakers will close that gap.”
Summit participants will have the opportunity to collaborate and will be provided new resources and ideas on how to engage students in their classes. Teacher-led sessions and panels will showcase the progress of increasing access to personal finance education nationwide and how to support teachers in the advocacy for this type of curriculum in their communities.
Viox, who in addition to her teaching position at Loveland High School also serves as first vice-chair of the Loveland City School District’s Business Advisory Council, worked in business for 10 years prior to becoming a teacher. She has served as a coordinator for the Clermont County Mentor Program, as a member of the district’s “Innovation X” team and as the co-founder and co-leader of the LHS Link Crew, among others. She will be representing Ohio at the Changemaker Summit along with Judy Matey, (Tuslaw High School, Massillon), Katherine Blanton (Butler Tech, Fairfield Township), Mark Rairigh and Nathan Kee (Bryan Middle and High Schools, Bryan) and Molly Tyson (Lorain High School, Lorain). NGFP has underwritten the full cost of the conference for all attendees as part of its commitment to teacher professional development.About Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF)NGPF
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Photo caption: Lynnette Viox (center), here with College Study Skills and Financial Literacy students from Loveland High School, will be attending the 2020 Next Gen Changemaker Summit in San Francisco in March.