Monday, October 22, 2012

Consumer Skills Teacher Receives Grant



Helen Ramsey, family and consumer science teacher at Highland Park High School, has been awarded the Kansas Jump$tart Coalition Education Grant.  The grant will allow her to attend the 2012 National Educator Conference in Chicago.

Ramsey has been teaching family and consumer science at HPHS for 24 years.  “Our student population is made up of mainly Hispanic, African-American and Caucasian students, nearly divided equally between them,” said Ramsey.  “Approximately 80 percent of our students come from low income level families.  Their need for financial literacy is very high and learning how to make the most from their income is extremely important.”

Helen Ramsey was selected from a pool of 16 educators.  She was recognized for her longevity and commitment to delivering personal finance to Kansas students.