Kindergarten teacher is a millionaire from selling lesson plans

By staff and wire services reports
October 2nd, 2012

Deanna Jump, a 43-year-old kindergarten teacher in Georgia, has unexpectedly become a self-made millionaire — by selling her lesson plans to other teachers, the Huffington Post reports. Like most teachers, Jump never really expected to rake in the cash, and she and her husband struggled to pay the bills while supporting their three children. But three years ago, a colleague who thought Jump’s lesson plans were extremely effective encouraged Jump to share her lesson plans on The site was created by Paul Edelman in 2006. The former teacher, recognizing teachers’ unforgiving hours and limited resources, wanted to offer educators a way to help each other — and make money while sharing their ideas. TPT now allows educators to post original materials, allowing others to download the content for $5 to $9 per lesson. About 1.1 million registered users are on the site, totaling about $14 million in earnings, CNN reports. Most teachers are paying for the lessons out of their own pockets…

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