Long Island educators receive honor at 2011 Visionary Awards
NEW YORK, November 1 – The Council for Economic Education (CEE) honored KimMarie Lennon and Colleen Hoffman with the McGraw-Hill Teaching Champions Awards for excellence in the field of K-12 economics and personal finance. Lennon and Hoffman are elementary school teachers in Half Hollow Hills Central School District, Dix Hills, New York.
“We are pleased to honor Kim and Colleen for their outstanding contributions in economic education,” said CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison. “They spend each day in the classroom teaching young students the importance of economics and financial literacy. They teach our students how to be prepared for the future.”
Lennon and Hoffman celebrated at the Sixth Annual Visionary Awards, an event bringing together leaders in business, media, public service and education to honor champions of economic empowerment in all of its many forms – from those who have raised awareness about the need for economic and financial literacy, to those who, having succeeded in their chosen field by using sound economic decision-making, have turned that success into good public works.
Also honored were the 2011 Visionary Awards nominees; Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC; Harold Burson, Co-founder of Burson-Marsteller, the largest public relations agency in the world today and described by PRWeek as “the century’s most influential PR figure;” Henry Kaufman, President of Henry Kaufman & Company, world renowned economist and author; and John G. Stumpf, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo & Company.
About the Council for Economic Education
The CEE empowers people to make informed and responsible choices throughout their lives as consumers, investors, citizens, and participants in the global economy. The CEE advocates for better and greater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level through well-prepared teachers and high quality programs that help young people achieve economic and financial literacy. Each year the CEE’s programs reach more than 55,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students.