New York Area Teaching Awards


CEE Seeks Applications from NY Metro-Area Educators for the 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards

2018 Awardees

David Edelman
11-12th Grade Economics and Participation in Government
Union Square Academy for Health Science High School, New York, NY





Timothy Monahan
10-12th Grade Advanced Placement Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ




Ellen Schweitzer
11-12th Grade AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, and Social Science Research Methods
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY


The Council for Economic Education recognizes excellence in economic education by honoring three (3) outstanding educators from the New York Metropolitan area with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award.

This award promotes economic education at the high school level by recognizing and honoring teachers who effectively deliver this important content in and out of their classrooms and achieve results. We seek applicants who instill in students an understanding of economics and the tools to make informed and responsible decisions that they will carry with them as they grow into successful and productive adults.


  • A cash award of $5,000
  • A cash award for their school of $2,500 to support economic education
  • Recognition at CEE’s Visionary Awards in October, 2019
  • A scholarship to attend the 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Los Angeles on October 5-6, 2019
  • The opportunity to share best practices with their teaching colleagues by co-facilitating a professional development workshop for the National Center for Economic and Financial Education in New York or via webinar.


Deadline for submission is May 30, 2019 for Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award.

Apply for the Award today >>>

Materials to submit:

• Answers to all online questions
• Two lessons
• Three letters of recommendation
• Resume


  • Applicants must teach in one of the twelve New York State counties (New York, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess), eight New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth), or the two Connecticut counties (Fairfield and New Haven)
  • This award is open to high school teachers of all subjects, not just teachers of economics. Applicants must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching
  • Teachers will not have had to participate in previous CEE training to be eligible.
  • All certified teachers in grades 9-12 from public, private or parochial schools may enter, and you must have taught full time in the classroom during the 2018-2019 school year. Substitute and part-time teachers are not eligible
  • Applicants must plan to teach full time during the 2019-2020 school year

For more information, including selection criteria and entry requirements, and to enter, please complete the online form.

Apply for the Award today >>>

2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award Winner Saji James

2014 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Award Winner Kathleen O’Hagan

To meet more of our past winners, please visit our Teaching Awardees page on YouTube.

This page will be updated as award applications processes open.



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