By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 18, 2013 at 4:59 PM

North Shore Bank announced that public online voting has begun in a contest designed to honor local teachers who focus on money management education. The bank will reward the three winning teachers, one from each of the bank's three regions, with a check for $1,923. The amount comes from the year North Shore Bank opened.

Nominations for the award were accepted through Oct. 4. A panel of North Shore Bank financial experts then narrowed the list down to eight teachers from across the three regions.

The nominees from the North Region are Michelle Gibson from Sturgeon Bay High School and Scott Christy from Green Bay East High School. From the Central Region, the finalists include Chris Gagne from Shorewood High School, Jeff Trask from Whitefish Bay Middle School and Sara Burling from Menomonee Falls High School. Lastly, the nominated teachers from the Southern Region are Kevin Jones from Cudahy High School, Tammi Fure from Lincoln Intermediate School in West Allis and Scott Neumann from Humboldt Park K-8 in Milwaukee.

The voting period began on Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 3. To vote, go to

In other local education news, Ronald Reagan Elementary School, located in New Berlin, received a $1,000 donation from Boston Store to support an anti-bullying awareness program. 

Jodee Michalek was one of the seven winners of Boston Store's Stomp Out Bullying  Facebook sweepstakes, which ran this past summer from Aug. 5 through Sept. 10. She won a $250 shopping spree to the store, as well as the $1,000 donation to a school of her choice.