Financial Literacy Education Awards

Congratulations to
Maryland's 2023 Financial Education and Capability Award Winners

Karen Yancey
Marley Elementary School (Anne Arundel County) for the Elementary School Teacher Award

Amanda Price
Northern Middle School (Calvert County) for the Middle School Teacher Award

Kurt Marx
Stephen Decatur High School (Worcester County) for the High School Teacher Award

Michelle Coates
Volunteer (Anne Arundel County) for the Community Champion Award

Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. Economic Mobility Program
(Carroll County) for the Outstanding Organization Award

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

​In April 2023, OneMain Financial and the Woodside Foundation provided three teachers and two community activists with a cash award of $1,000 to each recipient. The application for next year's award will be posted in December 2023.


William Forrester
Coordinator, Region 1 Secondary Program
Office of College and Career Pathways
Office: (410) 767-0277