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 2021 recipients were Joshua Frost, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, NY, Rachel Goldstein, Innovation Charter High School, New York, NY, and Andrew Menfi, New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math & Science, Bronx, NY.

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 2021 recipients were Jessica Bailey, NYC Department of Education, Bronx, NY and Alex Lamon, Livingston Public Schools, Livington, NJ.

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 teachers who improve their students’ economic understanding through innovative K–12 classroom instruction receive the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Award.  This is the only national award recognizing high school economics instruction.

Winners receive a $1,000 cash award, covered travel and registration expenses and the opportunity to present at the CEE Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference.

Nominations will open in January 2023.

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. 

2021 recipient was Dr. Julie Heath, Director, The Alpaugh Family Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, winner of three regional Emmys in recognition of their $martPath puppet project’s video series to teach key economic concepts in fun and informative ways.



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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 2021 recipient was Mike Raymer, Executive Director, Georgia Council on Economic Education