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Millionaire First Grade Teacher Featured on CNN

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Development for Educators (SDE) presenter Deanna Jump was recently paid a visit by a reporter and camera crew from CNN. The 17-year elementary school teacher from Macon, Georgia recently became a millionaire by selling her lesson ideas on the popular website, TeachersPayTeachers.com.

CNN reported that over a three-year span, Deanna has posted over 60 lessons, has sold over 161,000 of them at about nine dollars each, and has become the site's number-one seller.

"SDE is thrilled for Deanna and proud to have her represent us at professional development events," said an enthusiastic Terra Tarango, president of SDE. "At our National PD events in Las Vegas last July, her sessions had an impressive draw."

Jump's Web success inspired CNN to travel to Georgia where she currently teaches first grade at Central Fellowship Christian Academy. Her story aired on September 27th on a CNN segment titled Erin Burnett Out Front. Watch the three-minute video.

SDE has announced that Jump will present at its next round of national professional development events for educators, scheduled to take place in July, 2013, as well as at several state and regional events between now and then.

About SDE

SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.

For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit SDE's website, or to call 1-800-462-1478.

SOURCE Staff Development for Educators



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