Kay Whitton, Money Matters teacher at Jim Ned High School in Tuscola, was presented the IBAT Education Foundation’s Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award at the Jim Ned CISD Board meeting on September 14, 2015. In addition to being presented a proclamation from IBAT, she was given a $1,000 check for her efforts to further financial literacy with her students and in her community.
Whitton, who has taught for more than 20 years, has impacted over 1,100 students with her financial education program. Her curriculum contains a combination of resources she has compiled throughout the years, including materials from IBAT’s Teach the Teacher Program™. As an award recipient, she will also serve on the Teach the Teacher Advisory Council. A special thanks to Joel Terry of Texas National Bank (Tuscola) for nominating Whitton, who taught his own children.
“At Texas National Bank, we are thankful for the work that IBAT is doing to highlight the importance of financial literacy in our public school systems and honored to nominate Kay Whitton for this prestigious award,” said Joel Terry, Tuscola Market President at Texas National Bank. “She exhibits such a heartfelt passion to improve the lives of her students through knowledge. Mrs. Whitton is truly deserving of this award.”
Photo: Joel Terry, Texas National Bank; Kay Whitton, financial literacy teacher at Jim Ned High School; and Lindsey Gehrig, IBAT, celebrate Whitton receiving the IBAT Education Foundation’s Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award at the Jim Ned CISD Board meeting on September 14, 2015.