Nancy E. Krenner began her career 33 years ago and is currently teaching fifth grade at Valley Crossing Elementary School in Woodbury, Minnesota. Krenner's passion for economic education in the elementary classroom is found in her daily teaching of all subject areas. She also trains teachers in economic concepts for the Minnesota Council on Economic Education. Krenner has been a presenter at the state and national level. In 2001, she was honored by the Minnesota Council on Economic Education with the 3M Innovative Economic Educator Award and in 2006 as their Economic Educator Excellence Award recipient. In 2006, the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies honored Krenner as their 2006 Social Studies Teacher of the Year. She has participated in the National Council on Economic Education's International Writer's Program. in 2012, Krenner visited Mount Vernon and participated in the Mount Vernon Summer Residential Teachers' Institute. The resources, training, and new knowledge of George Washington and this important time period in our nation's history, is now incorporated into all her subject areas.
Economic and personal finance education is essential in the teaching of young children. Economics is decision making, and we need to teach our youth the skills of being smart consumers, producers, and entrepreneurs. This knowledge will give strength to our country as we are participants in a global economy. I would love to hear from anyone who would be interested in learning how to incorporate economic and personal finance lessons into their school day.
Minnesota Council on Economic Education Board of Directors.