Educator’s Speak: Q&A with LeeAnn Wellenstein at Port Washington High School
LeeAnn Wellenstein at Port Washington High School has partnered with our programs and volunteers nearly a dozen times over the past two school years. For students in her numerous business classes, she’s made our credit lessons a focus, and has even worked with us on Money Path, a long-term financial planning dashboard that we continue to test.
SecureFutures: How long have you been at Port Washington? And what class(es) do you teach?
This is my seventh year at PWHS. I teach Business classes (Personal Finance, Introduction to Business, Business & Personal Law, Web Technologies).
Is there a personal finance or financial requirement at your school/district?
Yes. The class (Personal Finance) must be taken at any grade prior to graduation. This started with the class of 2021 (this year’s freshman).
I learned on my own/family members.
What does Money Sense bring to your students that is so special?
Money Sense is a great ‘add-on’ to current curriculum. The speakers either will validate content that has already been taught by myself or they will introduce new material to students. Students particularly enjoy hearing about adult personal experiences. The