Justine Skillman is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Award, Elementary Level. She received the award at the 57th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in October. Skillman is a teacher at Hasten Hebrew Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been an active participant in the PCEE's Classroom Business Enterprise program. In addition to participating in a CBE Showcase event with her students, she has also led a session on "How I Ran a Classroom Business" at a past CBE teacher workshop. Congratulations, Mrs. Skillman!
The Tippecanoe School Corporation has named Gina Boyd as their TSC Elementary Teacher of the Year. Gina Boyd has been the PCEE's Teacher Advocate for Elementary Education since 2014.
Boyd teaches a fourth- and fifth-grade high ability class at Mayflower Mill Elementary School. She has taught for 24 years,16 of those years with the Tippecanoe School Corporation. Boyd holds a bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University and a gifted and talented license from Purdue University. Mayflower Principal Shannon Cauble says Boyd is recognized by her colleagues for her incredible classroom instruction and innovation. "She is a master of differentiation and personalized instruction. She uses proven research-based strategies to make every minute in her classroom count," says Cauble.
Boyd has conducted many highly-rated teacher workshops for the PCEE including Chocolate Economics, Classroom Mini-Economy, Full STEAM Ahead: Integrating Economic Education with STEAM, and Classroom Business Enterprise. In 2016, she was recognized with the national John Morton Excellence in Teaching Award from the Council for Economic Education.
Boyd will represent the TSC in the Indiana 2019 Teacher of the Year program.