Jean Chatzky

Moderated by personal finance expert Jean Chatzky
Oprah & Friends™ money expert, financial editor for NBC's Today, award-winning journalist and best-selling author

Joe Carberry

Introductory remarks by Joe Carberry
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Relations Visa Inc.

Todd Rokita

Todd Rokita
Indiana Secretary of State

Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray
Ohio Treasurer of State

William Seidman

William Seidman
Chairman Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (1985-1991)

Richard Riley

Richard Riley
U.S. Secretary of Education (1993-2001) and Governor of South Carolina (1979-1987)

Laura Levine

Laura Levine
Executive Director, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

John Bryant

John Bryant
Founder of Operation Hope and author of Banking on our Future

Chauncey Veatch

Chauncey Veatch
National Teacher of the Year

Steve Malin

Steve Malin
Senior Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Chauncey Veatch - 2002-2003 National Teacher of the Year

During a White House Rose Garden ceremony, on April 24, 2002, Chauncey Veatch was named National Teacher of the Year. Previously, he had been named California, Riverside County, Coachella Valley U.S.D., Coachella Valley High School, Bilingual Education and Migrant Education Teacher of the Year.

Veatch became a teacher in 1995 at the end of his active duty service in the United States Army. He first taught seventh and eighth grade science, mathematics, English, reading, writing, social studies, physical education, and ESL (English as a second language). In the evening Adult Education Program he also taught citizenship test preparation and English classes. In 1999 Veatch began teaching in the Social Studies and Vocational Technical Education Departments at Coachella Valley High School. He specifically requests that non-English speaking students, students with special needs, students with learning disabilities, pregnant teens, and students involved with gangs or drugs be placed in his classes. Since 2003 Veatch also teaches Pre-K, primary, and elementary school students in Head Start and reading intervention programs.

As the College Board’s International Visiting Scholar Veatch travels as a distinguished lecturer with published works on globalization, diversity, and access to post-secondary education. He also serves on Visa Inc.’s Educator Advisory Council and as a consultant for its financial literacy programs. He is an author and academic advisor in the development of students’ critical language and reading skills for Scholastic’s Zip Zoom English, Read 180, and RED programs. These are technology-based K-12 programs for school administrators, reading coaches, and teachers.

Veatch was recently named International Ambassador for Education by La Prensa Hispana. He is active in the Troops to Teachers Program, the PTA’s National Outreach program to African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American students. In addition to teaching in his district, Veatch is developing the International Student Leadership Academy as a teacher on assignment to the California Governor’s Office and the Riverside County Office of Education. Veatch also served on the Federal Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness, the National Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Year of Languages.

Veatch earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, and teaching credential from Chapman University. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.