Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards

CEE Seeks Applications from NY Metro-Area Educators for the 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards

Capture 300x195 Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion AwardsThe 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 26, 2016.
  • A scholarship to attend the 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Phoenix, AZ, October 5-8, 2016.
  • 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.


The entries must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm ET on June 15, 2016.

Materials to submit:

  • Answers to all online questions
  • Two lessons
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume


  • Applicants must teach in one of the twelve New York State counties (New York, Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess), eight New Jersey counties (Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth), or the two Connecticut counties (Fairfield and New Haven).
  • This award is open to high school teachers of all subjects, not just teachers of economics. Applicants must demonstrate how they integrate economics into their teaching.
  • Teachers will not have had to participate in previous CEE training to be eligible.
  • All certified teachers in grades 9-12 from public, private or parochial schools may enter, and you must have taught full time in the classroom during the 2015-2016 school year. Substitute and part-time teachers are not eligible.
  • Applicants must plan to teach full time during the 2016-2017 school year.

For more information, including selection criteria and entry requirements, and to enter, please complete the online form.

2015 Awardees

Matt Gherman photo Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards Matthew Gherman 11/12th Grade Teacher of AP Economics, American History, ELL Global History at Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY
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Noah Lipman photo Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards Noah Lipman 11/12th Grade Teacher of AP Macroeconomics, AP American Government and Politics, Law, and Economics at Long Branch High School, Long Branch, NJ
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Surian photo Alfred P. Sloan Teaching Champion Awards Deborah Surian 10/11/12th grade teacher of Economics, Syracuse Project Advance College Sociology Course and IB Theory of Knowledge at Hauppauge High School, Hauppauge, NY
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