2016 Envision Educational Ambassador
Our current Envisioneer, Amanda Geiger, is in her fifth year teaching economics and government at Leon High School. Bringing a high level of dedication and passion to her profession, Amanda is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Economic Education and Entrepreneurship through the University of Delaware. She also donates her time in the summers for the College Board working as an AP Macroeconomics Reader.
Amanda is no stranger to our Envision family. In fact, she opened up her first savings account with Envision Credit Union when she was only eight years old. She is excited to teach students the importance of personal finance management in her ambassador role.
Aside from teaching, Amanda loves to spend time with her family, perusing videos on YouTube, reading, and dancing the Cupid Shuffle.
Surprise! Check out Amanda’s excitement during the big reveal.
Dr. Christopher Small
2015 Envision Educational Ambassador
With a passion for educational administration and a mission to help at-risk youth achieve academic success, Dr. Christopher Small has made it his personal goal to build self-esteem, character, leadership, and integrity in all students he encounters.
A native of Houston, TX, Dr. Small began his work in the public school system as a 5th grade Science teacher and Dean of Students at Jefferson Elementary School in Monticello, FL. His time and dedication while at Jefferson Elementary School resulted in the school moving from an “F” to a “C” in one year. Subsequently, he was hired in the Leon County School District, where he worked as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at R. Frank Nims Middle School. His work with the teachers, students, and parents also resulted in moving the only “F” rated school in Leon County to a “C” in one year.
As the proud Principal of Springwood Elementary School in Tallahassee, FL, and serving as an adjunct professor within the Florida State University Educational Leadership Program, Dr. Small aspires to build a school climate rich in college prep traditions and expectations. Dr. Small served as the 2015 Envision Educational Ambassador for Leon, Gadsden, and Jefferson County.
2014 Envision Educational Ambassador
As a child, Kim was raised in the Leon County school system. She attended Astoria Park and Springwood Elementary, Griffin Middle, and Godby High School. She has spent 13 successful years in education at Fort Braden School. The first 10 years of her career were spent teaching math to middle school students, until she became Dean of Students at Fort Braden. Her role allows her to interact with all 800 students on a daily basis.
She also has played an integral role as the school’s Athletic Director for 12 years. Kim has coached volleyball, soccer, softball, and golf.
In 2014, she represented the teachers of Gadsden, Liberty, Wakulla, Leon and other surrounding counties as the Envisioneer. That year, she was also awarded Teacher of the Year at Fort Braden School.
2013 Envision Educational Ambassador
LaToya Montgomery, currently Assistant Principal of Gretchen Everhart School, became the first Envisioneer in 2013, as the Dean of Students and Magnet Coordinator at Griffin Middle School.
In April of 2015, LaToya received her first administrator appointment as the Assistant Principal/Site Administrator at Pace School. Pace School serves students with emotional and behavioral disorders who have been unsuccessful in the traditional school setting due to student-staff ratios and other stimuli. Soon after she was offered the opportunity to serve alongside Jane Floyd Bullen as the Assistant Principal of Gretchen Everhart and Pace School.
When reminiscing about her time as Envision’s education ambassador, she said, “As the Envisioneer, I took great pleasure in writing weekly blogs, participating in campaigns, interviewing teachers and community members throughout our district and spreading the word about all of the amazing programs and financial literacy that Envision offers to educators!”