David Faerber

David has spent the last 22 years of his 37-year teaching career in the East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Since 1999 he has worked with the Louisiana Council for Economic Education as the Stock Market Game Coordinator. He worked to revise the state Free Enterprise Comprehensive Curriculum and later worked on a committee to revise the Civics Grade Level Expectation (GLE’s) when the Free Enterprise course was merged into the Civics curriculum. David has conducted workshops for teachers around the state, and at state, regional and national conferences. After receiving his B. S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, David earned an M.A.Ed. from Southern University in Baton Rouge, and an M. A. in Economic Education and Entrepreneurship from the University of Delaware.

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Claire Loup

Claire is a Senior Economic and Financial Education Specialist at the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and has been with the Fed since 1999. In her current position, she furthers the Bank's district-wide strategies promoting economic and financial education. She trains educators, develops curriculum, writes articles, and partners with a variety of educational organizations and universities to provide professional development opportunities for current teachers and pre-service teachers of topics related to economics and personal finance. She has presented programs at national and state academic conferences for economics, social studies, personal finance, business, and career and technical education. Claire is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education and a Master of Business Administration and a member of the Board of the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition.

Jessica Oliver

Jessica has led the financial education and outreach efforts of Pelican State Credit Union for over ten years. In her role as Director of Financial Outreach, she leads a team of five Nationally Certified Credit Counselors to conduct Financial Literacy Workshops, one-on- one counseling, youth education programs and outreach across the state of Louisiana. Jessica is a nationally certified credit counselor. She received her BA in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University, MBA from Louisiana State University and is a certified Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE). She is an active member of the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition and the Louisiana State DECA Association.


Laura Smith

Laura serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Louisiana Council for Economic Education, a statewide non-profit organization that provides Professional Development workshops and classroom resources to K-12 educators and pre-service teachers. Laura’s own background as an educator informs her drive to bring innovative and experiential teaching tools, with a focus on kinesthetic activities, to Louisiana teachers. Mrs. Smith is an author and a recipient of the Teachers for Tomorrow Award for Curriculum Development and the Brunswick Yarns Award for Excellence in Education. She has served as a nationally touring motivational speaker for middle and high school students, and as adjunct instructor at Louisiana State University

David Wilburn

David is a Business Education teacher at Woodlawn High School, EBRPSS. As the Career and Technical Education facilitator at Woodlawn, David has been involved in numerous financial literacy programs and business education endeavors throughout his teaching career. He currently teaches the Principles of Business, Accounting I & II curriculums to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. He is also the school’s Internship coordinator. David attended the Jump$tart National Educators Conference in 2014 as a Louisiana Coalition scholarship recipient.