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2021 Teacher Collaborative Committee

The Richmond Fed continues to support educators by welcoming a new cohort of Teacher Collaborative Committee members for 2021.

For the first time since the program was launched in 2015, the teachers participating on the committee hail from across most of the Fifth District – Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina – and they will be meeting virtually.

“The shift to virtual allows us to have committee members from anywhere in the District, rather than being bound by proximity to one of the Richmond Fed’s locations. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of the diverse experiences of educators around our District,” said Yolanda Ferguson, economic education specialist at the Richmond Fed.

The educators will spend the year sharing insights from their classrooms and helping the Richmond Fed understand the types of classroom resources and professional development opportunities that will best serve economics and personal finance teachers in the Fifth District.

Committee members will also share their favorite Richmond Fed and Federal Reserve System resources and programs with their colleagues and learn from each other through virtual round tables and workshops.

The Bank will offer committee members and their students opportunities to network with economists and other experts from the Fed.

“We’re excited about this year’s Committee,” said Sarah Gunn, economic education director for the Richmond Fed. “We have a blend of high school economics and personal finance teachers who have taught for many years and teachers who are new to teaching. We also have teachers from both rural and urban areas. We are looking forward to learning more about how we can meet their needs.”

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