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Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Teacher Spotlight Danielle Bonfig

ACEE values the culture, traditions, and history of our supporters. Join us in celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Q: How did your family and culture influence who you are today? 

Education and putting one’s best into their work were fundamentals of my upbringing. I was surrounded by strong independent Filipina women, and Ionian women, all telling me to do my best, to get an education, and work hard-and eat well along the way. Anything worth having had to be worked for and education was the path to take to everything: understanding yourself, understanding how to work a job, and understanding the world around you.

Q: Why is ACEE important to you?

I always say I am probably one of ACEE’s biggest fans, and I mean it. ACEE has helped me to become a greater teacher. From PDs, to resources, to the amazing network of colleagues turned friends, ACEE has been amazing in supporting not only me and my students, but also my community by making better economic education approachable and efficient.

Q: Why do you care about financial and economic education?

Everyone makes choices and everyone makes choices about money. We all deserve to be as informed as we can be to make those choices that are best for us. I think having a sold financial and economic education helps us to make the decisions that also serve us as individuals, as families, and as communities.