Teaching Awards

Recognizing Outstanding Educators | 2022

MCEE Minnesota Educators of the Year | 2022

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Jackelyn H. Doyle-Eustice | Gr. K-5 | Riverview West Side School of Excellence

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Jackelyn Doyle-Eustice is an elementary teacher for St. Paul Public Schools. She has worked in the district as a 5th grade teacher and Social Studies content specialist over the past six years. Mrs. E, as her students call her, obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Wisconsin River Falls and her masters in Urban Education at Metropolitan State University. Outside of teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and step-child, writing, traveling and baking for her vegan small business.

Krysten Lynne Dane | Gr. 6-8 | Glencoe-Silver Lake Junior Senior High School

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Krysten Dane is a Family Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator in her 11th year of teaching. She is passionate about FCS and the purpose-driven curriculum it embodies. Teaching FCS enables Ms. Dane to build encouraging relationships with her students in such a way that allows them to see the relatability and value in the content, including personal finance and responsible consumerism. The people centered sciences (FCS) focus on developing skills and strengths in students that set them up for successful futures.

Craig N. Geyen | Gr. 9-12 | Monticello High School

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Craig Geyen has been teaching courses in both Economics and College in the Schools Economics in the Monticello District for the past 13 years. After majoring in Social Studies Education with a emphasis in Economics from Saint Cloud Saint University, Craig went on to pursue a Masters in Economics and Entrepreneurship Education from the University of Delaware. Mr. Geyen has a passion for teaching and making connections with his students. His true strength lies in making students see how Economics is relevant in their everyday lives and how classroom learning applies to the real world.

Do you have a passion for economics education? Do you have a unique or exemplary approach to teaching economics? Or do you know someone who does? The Minnesota Council on Economic Education’s (MCEE) teaching award program is a unique opportunity to be recognized for your hard work and dedication to economics education.

Each year MCEE honors Minnesota educators who effectively teach economic and personal finance principles using innovative, culturally responsive, and creative teaching practices. The awards honor teachers who incorporate exemplary teaching techniques that improve student understanding of concepts and issues. Teaching award honorees are recognized in one of the following categories and each honoree receives $500 and a plaque certifying the award:

  • MCEE Educator of the Year Grade K-5

  • MCEE Educator of the Year Grade 6-8

  • MCEE Educator of the Year Grade 9-12

Eligibility:

  • Ability to demonstrate experience effectively teaching economic and personal finance principles using innovative, culturally responsive, and creative teaching practices in a K-12 setting

  • MN licensed K-12 classroom teacher in a public, private or parochial school during the 2021-2022 school year

Nominations for 2022 awards will be accepted through April 30, 2022.

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Applications for 2022 awards will be accepted through June 17, 2022.

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