Ridley School District Superintendent Lee Ann Wentzel has been named 2017 Financial Literacy Advocate by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) for her commitment to and active involvement in financial education within the Ridley community and beyond. Each year, FMFCU and its charitable Foundation recognize an educator for his or her work to promote financial literacy.
Ms. Wentzel will be formally honored before a gathering of more than 600 educators, administrators, students, parents, business professionals, and local dignitaries at the annual Partners in Education Celebration. The region’s premier academic achievement event will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill.
“I am flattered,” Wentzel said, “but all of the credit goes to the many people who did the real work building financial literacy for the district—the School Board championed the ideas; the elementary staff leads children on field trips to Bear Country Credit Union; and the high school staff envisioned, constructed, and delivered real world applications