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Financial Success Educators

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Financial success looks different for everyone. Our team of educators are committed to helping you get there, whatever your goal may be. Whether you're saving for your first car, getting ready to pay for college, or paying off debt, we got you. With over eight decades of combined experience, our Financial Success Educators bring their expertise to our Virginia schools, businesses, libraries, and more. Let's start your path to financial success.

Meet the team

  • Cherry Dale
  • Cherry Dale

    Senior Vice President Financial Education

    During her 15 years at Virginia Credit Union, Cherry has developed and laid the groundwork for the financial success team. As a Certified Teacher with a Master's in Education, Cherry has robust experience helping learners of all ages be the best they can be. Under her direction, our financial education programs reach over 100,000 annually


  • Chris Woodbury
  • Chris Woodbury 

    Program Manager

    Chris has 30 years of banking and financial experience and an impressive 25-year-long career with Virginia Credit Union.  Always wearing a smile, Chris loves creating relationships with people and encouraging them to achieve and succeed in their goals. He’s excited to continue to empower our members, community, and local school systems, recognizing it’s never too early or late to achieve financial health.


  • Sabrina Guerin
  • Sabrina Guerin

    Adult Education

    To Sabrina, being financially confident starts with having the right skills and tools to make smart financial decisions. With almost seven years of financial education experience, Sabrina is passionate about enriching the lives in her community and giving people the support they need to reach their financial goals. A creative at heart, in her free time, Sabrina loves spending time with her family and fur baby, as well as volunteering and serving on the SPCS Alumni Association Board at the University of Richmond.


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  • Monica Van Arsdale

    Grades 9-12 & Young Adults

    Monica brings a refreshing, honest, and relatable voice to money management. With over 15 years of personal financial education experience, Monica meets people wherever they are on their financial journey. She is a licensed educator who has previously served on the Virginia Department of Education’s curriculum review committee for Economics and Personal Finance and currently serves on the board of the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy. As a former public school teacher and lifelong Virginia resident, Monica is committed to helping members and the community build a brighter tomorrow.


  • Tori Filas
  • Tori Filas

    PreK - Grade 8

    With 27 years in education under her belt, Tori Filas is an accomplished teacher passionate about helping students make intelligent decisions while spending, saving, and managing their money. Her lessons range from elementary basics to middle school concepts, each centered around Virginia's SOLs for economics and personal finance. For Tori, financial success for students should be realistic and attainable, no matter their background.


Just a few ways our team is impacting our community

  • 55,000+ adults reached annually
  • 40,000+ kids and young adults reached annually
  • Literacy programs from preschool through high school
  • Local library programs for kids
  • Education classes for incarcerated individuals
  • Training teachers in personal finance teaching
  • Financial wellness endowment and programs at VCU
  • Lessons through nonprofits, government organizations, and colleges and universities

Watch our on-demand resources

SMART Money Goals

  SMART Money Goals

Find the goals that match your values, and help you plan to meet those goals.

The Ultimate Spending Plan

 The Ultimate Spending Plan

In this 10-minute webinar, we'll help you create an optimized budget that meets your unique needs.

How to Get Out of Debt

  How to Get Out of Debt

Learn how to start cutting down debt with tried-and-true strategies from our team of experts.

Learn more

Contact our team today to schedule a program customized for your classroom or group.