Teacher Receives Statewide Honors

By Lauren Forsythe | 

A Warren County Schools teacher has received statewide recognition.

Ann Gowen-Castner of Richardsville Elementary received the Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year Award from Kentucky JumpStart Friday morning.

Gowen-Castner was one of three teachers chosen for the honor in Kentucky.

She says it's important for young children to understand finances, since they, today, tend to be more frivolous with their money.

"It's a good way to teach the value of what to spend it on. How to save, and just bring in that real-world experience for them," Gowen-Castner says.

Gowen-Castner received $250 from the JumpStart program to spend on financial learning materials.

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