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Archive for April, 2012

Episode 50: Personal Finance Wins! Steve Kautz and Waynflete School Winners

April 16, 2012 By: admin Category: competition, Educational programs, Federal Reserve, interviews, jumpstart, resources, student outcomes, teacher perspectives No Comments →

Coach Steve Kautz and his Waynflete School Students Win the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Reserve Cup Challenge


Steve Kautz is a Math teacher who teaches both the Business Finance and Personal Finance courses at the Waynflete School in Waynflete, Maine. Steve was a retailer, marketing specialist, and employee recruiter before going into teaching. He draws on his business, as well as his Peace Corps experience , in developing and teaching finance courses. Steve guided and supported a group of his students in preparing for the Federal Bank of Boston Reserve Cup Challenge, a popular and challenging competition, in which students must demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the world of banking and Economics.

In this episode, Steve explains the competition, as well as the experience of preparing for it and competing in it. Waynflete won The Challenge over some 60 other schools in the region, a magnificent performance. Mr. Kautz is active with Jumpstart Coalition financial literacy programs and activities in the state of Maine and nationally.





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