Holston Teacher Makes Professional Development a Priority

A female teacher is pictured standing in the hallway outside her classroom.Holston High School Business Teacher Joy Munsey believes that she can serve the needs of students more effectively by continuing her professional development and learning all she can about the world of business and finance. This summer Mrs. Munsey attended the Graduate Teachers' Workshop at the New York Stock Exchange. She spent four days at the New York Stock Exchange and heard from experts in the field. Those present also made three trips to the Exchange Floor and were treated to lunch each day at the NYSE with brokers. They were also invited to visit the investment floor at Chase Bank.

In November Mrs. Munsey received a partial scholarship to go to the JumpStart Educators' Conference in Los Angeles. The event was designed for Personal Finance teachers. This was the JumpStart Coalition’s sixth annual conference and it was the second time Mrs. Munsey was invited. The program included of sessions with expert speakers.  Topics included: "How to Invest in Today's Economy", “Debunking Your Credit Report", and "Trends in ID Theft". Mrs. Munsey was one of only two teachers from Southwest Virginia who were invited to the conference.

Mrs. Munsey stated: "Both were quality conferences and well worth my time. I look forward to sharing information and resources with fellow economics and personal finance teachers this summer in a workshop."

Contact Person: 
Jackson Barker