Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards

The Council for Economic Education recognizes excellence in economic education by honoring three 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 on October 24, 2018
  • A scholarship to attend the CEE’s 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 5-6, 2018
  • 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, at the annual conference or via webinar

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

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