Maryland Financial Education and Capability Awards

In partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE), the Maryland Financial Education and Capability Awards were developed to honor teachers, individuals and organizations that serve as leaders in financial education. Awards are given yearly in the following categories:

  • Elementary School Teacher or Program
  • Middle School Teacher or Program
  • High School Teacher or Program
  • Community Champion Award (Individual Educator conducting adult education)
  • Outstanding Organization Award (conducting adult education)

Timeline for Awards

  • Applications must be received by January 31, 2024 (late applications will not be accepted).
  • Awards announced: February 15, 2024.
  • Award Ceremony in March – Location TBD

For more information click here.

For a flyer on the Awards program, click here.

To nominate yourself or someone else, please fill out this nomination form.

2023 Financial Education and Capability Award Winners:

  • Elementary School Teacher Award:  Karen Yancey, Marley Elementary School (Anne Arundel County) – For her consistent support of growing student knowledge and her commitment to bringing economic education to her school community.
  • Middle School Teacher Award: Amanda Price, Northern Middle School (Calvert County) – For incorporating financial education programs into Calvert County school classes and encouraging other teachers to embrace financial education.
  • High School Teacher Award: Kurt Marx, Stephen Decatur High School (Worcester County) – For getting to know his students’ motivations and interests and sharing with them the importance of financial education knowledge and how it will contribute to their success.
  • Community Champion:  Michelle Coates, Volunteer (Anne Arundel County) – For her work with youth and adults teaching them all aspects of building life financial skills and her support of advancing financial education in Maryland.
  • Outstanding Organization: Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. Economic Mobility Program (Carroll County) – For developing dynamic programming and services, over the past 35 years, to address the root causes of poverty, while guiding low-income households to a path of self-sufficiency.
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