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Jeannette Bennett



Education

M.S.E. Educational Administration, Economic Leadership
Economic Education specialization

Arkansas State University

B.S.E. Education
Arkansas State University


Contact Info

Phone: (901) 531-5108
Fax: (314) 444-8731
Email: Jeannette.N.Bennett@stls.frb.org

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Christine Smith
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Phone: (314) 444-8321

Jeannette N. Bennett

Senior Economic Education Specialist

Jeannette Bennett is a Senior Economic Education Specialist with the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where she writes, designs, develops, and presents economic and personal finance curricula and resources for a variety of audiences. In that role, she has authored and co-authored numerous education resources, including the award-winning Great Depression Curriculum, the Mississippi Personal Finance Curriculum (developed in partnership with the Mississippi Council on Economic Education), and the high school course A “Standard” Personal Finance Curriculum. Prior to joining the Fed, she had an extensive career in public education as a teacher, school administrator, adjunct professor, and curriculum consultant and designer. Her excellence in economic education has been recognized with national awards for her own teaching and published curricula, and with national awards for teachers under her guidance as an administrator.

Selected Publications and Lessons

A "Standard” Personal Finance Curriculum (with Mary Suiter et al.). Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2020.

"Unemployment Insurance: The Tried and True Safety Net," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, December 2020.

"Your Social Security Number: The 9-Digit Evolution," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, January 2020.

Mississippi Personal Finance Curriculum (with Claire Loupe et al.). Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2019.

"How Payday Loans Work" (with Kaitlyn Hoevelmann) Open Vault blog, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, July 2019.

"Fast Cash and Payday Loans," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, April 2019

"Individual Income Tax: The Basics and New Changes," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, December 2018.

"Smart Phones and Budget Changes," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, April 2018.

"Who Pays Income Taxes, and How Much?" Open Vault blog, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, April 2018.

"The Purpose and History of Federal Income Taxes" Open Vault blog, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, March 2018

"Credit Bureaus: The Record Keepers," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, December 2017.

"Advertising: Dollars and Decisions," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, April 2017.

"Income Tax: Facts and Filings," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, December 2016

"The Smart-Chip Credit Card: A Current Solution," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, March 2016.

"From Coins to Big Bucks: The Evolution of General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards," Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, April 2015.

"Behind the Signs: Factors That Affect Gasoline Prices," Inside the Vault, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, April 2015.

"Payday Loans: Time for Review," Inside the Vault. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Fall 2014.

"Cotton in My Sack" Lesson. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2014.

"The CARD Act: Has it Made a Difference?" Inside the Vault. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Spring 2014.

"The Market Basket" Online Module. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2013.

"Ben Franklin: Highlighting the Printer" Lesson. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2012.

"Meet Kit: An American Girl" Lesson. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2012.

"The Story of Unemployment" Online Course, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2012.

"Cards, Cards and More Cards: The Evolution to Prepaid Cards," Inside the Vault, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Fall 2011.

"Need to Know: New Regulations for Your Debit and Credit Cards" Inside the Vault. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Fall 2010.

Cards, Cars, and Currency Curriculum. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2010.

The Great Depression Curriculum (with Dawn Conner et al.). Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2008.

Awards

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Gold Curriculum Award: Focus on Finance: Credit Bureaus: The Record Keepers, 2019

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Gold Curriculum Award: Focus on Finance: Smart Phones and Budgets, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President's Award for System Leadership: OMWI Leadership: Bringing Economics to Everyone, 2017

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Gold Curriculum Award: Focus on Finance: Income Tax:  Facts and Filings, 2017

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Gold Curriculum Award: The Great Depression Curriculum, 2015

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President's Award for System Leadership: The Great Depression Curriculum, 2008.

Professional Memberships and Service

National Business Education Association, Convention Committee, 2020

Mississippi Jump$tart Coalition, 2020

Tennessee Extension Service board member, 2020

National Council for History Education, member 2015-present

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE), member 2011-present

Arkansas Association of Instructional Media, 2005-present

Arkansas Jump$tart Coalition, 2005-present

Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition board member, 2005-present

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), member 2004-present

Tennessee Association of School Librarians, 2005-present

Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition officer – 2014-2017