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Bank association seeks teacher nominations for award

Dec. 13, 2012 at 6:13 a.m.

hHow to nominate

• Fill out the teacher application form found on IBAT's website.

• Then contact IBAT Education Foundation President Mary Lange at and she will connect the nominee with a local community banker who will complete the official nomination form.

• Nominations may only be made by IBAT members, and the submission deadline is Dec 31.

• For additional information, visit

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas is seeking nominations for its Teacher Excellence in Financial Literacy Award program, now in its fourth year.

The IBAT Education Foundation-hosted program recognizes elementary, middle school and high school teachers who use innovative, fun and effective methods to teach financial education in the classroom.

The foundation's mission is to build financially literate communities.

Three award recipients from across the state will be selected and each will receive $1,000.

IBAT and local community bankers will recognize the winners during ceremonies at their schools.

The goal of this award program is to celebrate teachers who provide their students with the foundation necessary - understanding savings and credit, how to budget and the importance of making informed decisions - to make sound financial decisions for the rest of their lives.



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