Financial Literacy Education Awards 2019

Congratulations to Maryland’s 2019 Financial Education
and Capability Award Winners

Three men and two women hold certificates in the hallway of the Maryland State House.

  • Elementary School Teacher or Program

    Daniel Zubrowski, Harve de Grace Elementary School (Harford County)
  • Middle School Teacher or Program

    Melanie Stuart, Middletown Middle School (Frederick County)
  • High School Teacher or Program

    Mike Martin, Lansdowne High School (Baltimore County)
  • Community Champion Award (Individual Educator)

    Ronald Jennings, Sr., CAFÉ Montgomery (Montgomery County)
  • Outstanding Organization Award

    University of Maryland Baltimore County – UMBC (Baltimore County)


Video: Meet winners of the 2019 Financial Education and Capability Awards. This 6th annual celebration in Annapolis honors those who teach, volunteer, and administer Financial Education programs across Maryland.

The Financial Education and Capability Awards Program highlight the dedication and success of public school teachers and community champions. Recognition of public school teachers is tied to the Maryland State Curriculum for Personal Financial Literacy Education, which was created under the leadership of the Maryland State Department of Education and mandated for implementation in local school systems beginning in September of 2011. 

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • ​Elementary School Teacher or Program
  • Middle School Teacher or Program
  • High School Teacher or Program
  • Community Champion Award

  • Outstanding Organization Award

​Each award winner receives a certificate and $1,000 in cash. Private funds were raised through OneMain Financial and The Woodside Foundation to provide four $1,000 awards. The application for next year's award will be posted in December 2019.

Maryland State Department of Education. Maryland CASH Campaign. Maryland Council on Economic Education. OneMain Financial.

For more information on Personal Financial Literacy Education in Maryland please contact:
Marquita Friday
Director of Career Programs
Career and Technology Education Instructional Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Career and College Readiness
410-767-0183 voice, 410-333-8666 fax