Since the beginning of iPiggiBank it has been clear to me that even with the most amazing, unique curriculum, our potential impact would be greatly diminished without an exceptional quality teacher delivering it to the students. I have sought teachers for my company that are truly gifted in their ability to teach and connect with children.
This has been my driving philosophy throughout, the secret sauce to our success and here’s how I apply it:
#1 I Only Hire & Train State Certified Teachers.
This is important because iPiggiBank teachers are professional educators that have earned State Certification, some with dual degrees in special education. They come into the classroom prepared to reach all learners in a classroom through our multisensory Money Management 4 Kids curriculum.
#2 I Only Hire Teachers With 3+ Years of Classroom Experience
This is important because managing a classroom of students and delivering classroom instruction is a skill. iPiggiBank teachers were born with a gift to teach! From engaging (and re-engaging!) students to reinforcing positive behaviors, my teachers gracefully complete their work and, somehow, make it look easy!
#3 Our Teachers Come with a Passion for Financial Literacy.
This is important because iPiggiBank teachers value that education coupled with financial wellness is the foundation for a stable financial future for students -- and, ultimately, for Society.
#4 Our teachers are Ambassadors of iPiggiBank’s Mission.
What does that mean? If an iPiggiBank program is in your area, it was likely brought there by a member -- a teacher -- from your community. We train and support our teachers not only to be exceptional in the front of the classroom, but how to communicate about the benefits of the program to as many school districts, community leaders, after school programs, parent associations, clubs and students as possible.
Our teachers create the space where our students can most effectively learn and explore. As a parent, I would only want my kids exposed to the highest quality instruction when it comes to this critical lifelong skill. As the CEO/Founder of iPiggiBank, I insist on it!
What’s your feedback on our teaching standards? Do you agree or do you think CPA or CFP professionals aka volunteers are fine to teach financial literacy in grades K-8? Love to hear your thoughts.
P.S. If you are interested in joining our amazing team of teachers, we are hiring! Visit our job page: http://bit.ly/ipiggibankhiring