Keys to Financial Success is offered free of charge to schools and teachers. With free professional development and no textbooks to buy, Keys to Financial Success represents an excellent option for getting teachers and students started with personal financial education quickly.
Each lesson in the Keys to Financial Success program is correlated with the national content standards in economics and personal finance.
National Standards in Economics
Council for Economic Education, 2010. Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, 2nd Edition. New York.
National Standards in Personal Finance
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, 2007. National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education. Washington, D.C.
Economic Education Specialist
Barbara Emery is the program coordinator at the University of Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the center in 2001, Barbara taught social studies for over 31 years at Christiana High School in the Christina School District, Newark, Delaware. She holds a B.A. in history and a master of instruction degree in economic education, both from the University of Delaware.
Todd Zartman is the economic education specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Reserve Bank in 2004, Todd taught business and technology at Palisades High School in Kintnersville, PA. He previously taught at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA. He holds a B.A. in speech communications from the University of Richmond, a B.S. in education from Delaware Valley College, and a master’s degree in economic education and entrepreneurship from the University of Delaware.
Andrew Hill is the economic education advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and adjunct professor of economics at Temple University. Prior to joining the Reserve Bank in 2002, Andrew was visiting assistant professor of economics at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He holds B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Delaware.
Bonnie Meszaros is the associate director of the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of economics at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the center in 1974, Bonnie was a middle school teacher in Ohio and Delaware. She holds a B.A. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delaware.