Educator Excellence Awards

Each year, the Council for Economic Education recognizes exceptional K–12 teachers and nonprofit organizations whose innovative teaching practices and community service cultivate a rich understanding of economics and personal finance in students across the country.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award

This award recognizes excellence in high school economic educators from the New York Metropolitan area.

The 2023 recipients were Simon Jarcho, Avenues: The World School in NYC; Christopher Power, Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, NY; Robert Sckalor, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, NY

Applications for the 2024 Sloan awards are due Sunday, February 18th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

The Barry G. Haimes Award for Excellence in Teaching

Named in honor of CEE’s Board Chair Emeritus in honor of his longstanding dedication and leadership, The Barry G. Haimes teaching award honors outstanding educators from the New York tri-state area for their unique and results-driven approaches to promoting economic and personal finance education at the high school level.

The 2023 recipient was Kevin Morgan, Freehold Regional High School District – Marlboro High School and RAISE Academy (Twilight Alternative Education Program for At-Risk Students).

John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards

Celebrated lecturer and educator and author of more than 50 books, John Morton is renowned for his extraordinary contributions to education. Each year, three inspiring K-12 teachers of any subject who use exemplary teaching techniques that improve their students’ economic understanding, in and out of the classroom receive the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Award.

Each winner receives: 

  • An opportunity to have their lessons highlighted on CEE’s EconEdLink
  • Recognition on the CEE website and in CEE’s EconEdLink November newsletter 
  • A plaque certifying this award 

Applications for the John Morton Excellence in Economic Education Awards are due on June 21, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

The 2023 awardees were Jennifer Glaser, Silver Creek High School; Colleen Kell, St. Matthew’s Episcopal School; Stacy Dockter, DeSana Middle School (pictured from left to right).

The Albert Beekhuis Award

Established by an endowment gift from the Albert Beekhuis Foundation, this distinct honor is given each year to an affiliated Center for Economic Education in the CEE Network for outstanding performance in working with teachers and for exhibiting excellence in the delivery of high-quality programs and outreach to its community. 

The 2023 recipient was the H.Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education at the University of Akron.

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Council for Economic Education State Council of the Year Award

Significant progress is being made across the country, thanks to the efforts of CEE state councils that tirelessly serve their communities. The Council for Economic Education State Council of the Year Award is given each year in recognition of outstanding service by a CEE state council through the teaching of economics and personal finance.

The 2023 recipient was the Alabama Council on Economic Education – special thanks to Wanda McAbee!