The Virginia Council on Economic Education is pleased to announce the 2022 winners of the Economic Educator Awards:

  • 2022 Virginia Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year:
    • Virginia Commonwealth University Center: Ingrid Johansen George Wythe High School, Richmond City Public Schools
  • Regional Awards:
    • Tidewater Region: Latoya Rivers – Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, Norfolk Public Schools
    • George Mason University Center: Erin Merrill – Pennington Traditional School, Prince William County Public Schools
    • James Madison University Center: Julie Caran – Stuart Hall School
    • University of Mary Washington Center: Penelope Millar – Chancellor High School, Prince William County Public Schools
    • University of Lynchburg Center: Greg Lipscomb – Elon Elementary School, Amherst County Public Schools
    • Virginia Tech/UVA Wise Center: Pamela Dalton – Blacksburg Middle School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • 2022 Outstanding Lesson, Unit, or Performance-Based Assessment
    • Open Category
      • Laura Sunder-Roa – Elkton Elementary School, Rockingham County Public Schools
        • Lesson: “Making Lemonade from Lemons: Mathematics Activities”
      • Michelle Hunt – Smithland Elementary School, Harrisonburg City Public Schools
        • Lesson: “Creating an Economics-Minded Classroom Community”
      • Anne Green – John C. Myers Elementary School, Harrisonburg City Public Schools
        • Lesson: “Sweet’o’nomics”
    • Outstanding Lesson by an Institute Graduate
      • Anthony Nobles and Kimberly Moorefield – Plaza Middle School, Virginia Beach Public Schools
        • Lesson: “Sustainability Shark Tank”

The Virginia Economic Educator Awards recognize educators from around Virginia who have demonstrated excellence, creativity and innovation in teaching economics and personal finance.

These awards honor innovative and engaging approaches to teaching economics, personal finance or entrepreneurship at the K-12 level.