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Woodbury Middle School teacher honored as 2017-2018 Junior Achievement Middle School Educator of the Year

Woodbury Middle School teacher honored as 2017-2018 Junior Achievement Middle School Educator of the Year
Posted on 08/24/2018

Congratulations to Jane Rowe, a Career and College readiness teacher at Woodbury Middle School, who has recently earned the honor of Middle School Educator of the Year for 2017-2018! Rowe received the honor from Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest.

Rowe began her 20-year career at Woodbury Middle as a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, transitioning to a Career and College Readiness teacher in 2012. Last year, she began working with Junior Achievement, a non-profit youth organization committed to providing students in grades K-12 with financial literacy, career and college readiness and entrepreneurship education.

In just one year of using Junior Achievement programs, Rowe has already brought virtual finance education programming to nine classrooms. The programming has helped students develop personal money management skills and introduce them to different careers. In the 2018-19 school year, she plans to help even more students by expanding the program to 12 classrooms.

"We are so fortunate to have Jane at Woodbury Middle School," said Principal Kari Lopez. "She is always striving to bring real-world practices into her classroom and allowing students to extend their learning."

The purpose of the Middle School Educator of the Year Award is to recognize Junior Achievement educators who have performed outstanding service in making their middle school programs available for their students.

"Jane is a wonderful example of how committed individuals can make a huge difference in the lives of young people in our community," said Gina Blayney, President & CEO at Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest.