Gary Greenwood, Darren McCauley, and Christine Kreitzman

2019-20 Economics and Personal Finance Teachers-
LtoR:  Gary Greenwood, Darren McCauley, and Christine Kreitzman 

PRESS RELEASE – October 22, 2019

Fluvanna County High School has earned the Blue Star School Award for 2019 for W!SE Financial Literacy.  This is the sixth consecutive year that the High School has received this honor.  The High School administered W!SE certification tests for the first time during the 2013-2014 school year.  The school earned an 86 percent pass rate on the test, with 235 high school students earning the credential during the 2018-19 school year.

In addition to earning the Blue Star School Award, Mr. Greenwood and Ms. Kreitzman earned the Gold Star Teacher Award.  To be considered for the Gold Star Award, a teacher must have achieved a 93 percent passing rate in either the Fall 2018 or the Spring 2019 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test.

Working In Support of Education (W!SE) is an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational support services nationwide, building financial literacy, fostering business and social entrepreneurship, and preparing students for college and the global workplace.

“I am so proud of the work our teachers did to get this program started.  The students demonstrated their understanding of the importance of financial literacy.  It is so exciting to be among the best schools in the country,” stated Ms. Brenda Gilliam, Executive Director for Instruction and Finance.

For a complete list of 2019 Blue Star Schools go to:

https://www.wise-ny.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Blue-Star-Schools-2018-2019.pdf.

For more information on Fluvanna County’s Career and Technical Education Programs, contact Ms. Brenda Gilliam, Executive Director for Instruction and Finance at bgilliam@apps.fluco.org or 434-589-8208.

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