2017 Winner: Jamie Shaw - Champlin Park High School
MCEE is proud to present Jamie Shaw with the 2017 Economic Educator of the Year Award. Jamie Shaw has been teaching economics at Champlin Park High School in Champlin, MN for 17 years and has been teaching College in the Schools courses since 2003.
Jamie says that "economics is, hands down, my favorite subject to teach." She especially loves how economics prepares her students for post-secondary life and the real-world application economics can bring to the classroom. She states, "the content is engaging because it is directly connected to the lives of my students. I am able to enrich conversations of everyday phenomena and current events with a background of economic principles."
Jamie first participated in MCEE programming through the St. Cloud State University Center for Economic Education and became a MCEE Master Teacher in 2014. Jamie's continued professional development is varied in depth and breadth, including local, state, national and international programs, conferences, and courses. She says, "not only do I love teaching economics, but I also love and value learning and working professionally with other educators. It is through teaching professional development as well as collaborating with other teachers that I am reminded of new and innovative ways to do what I do." This year, Jamie is one of five teachers collaborating on a new MCEE curriculum: How to Be Green While Staying in the Black – Teaching Sustainability Through an Economic Lens.
MCEE congratulates Jamie on her achievements in economic education and celebrates the talented teaching she brings to her students.
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