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Jody Hoff is the vice-president and program administrator for the Idaho Council on Economic Education in Boise, Idaho. Her responsibilities include program development, delivery, and evaluation. She holds teaching certificates in Economics, Mathematics, and Social Studies. Prior to her work with the Idaho Council, Jody taught math and economics in Idaho public schools. She began her work in curriculum development with PBS, developing classroom lessons and activities in the area of mathematics and technology. Jody is an advocate of the active learning model, incorporating creative "experiences" into classroom lessons and activities. She has been awarded teaching honors from the University of Idaho, the Idaho Council on Economic Education, the National Teacher Training Institute, and National Association of Economic Educators.

Sarapage McCorkle is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. McCorkle has taught economics for 31 years at the university. She has written an economics textbook for K-8 teachers and over 17 economic education curriculum units that focus on teaching economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. She has twice received the Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education and two national awards in economic education. In recent years, Dr. McCorkle has taught economic education to educators from countries of the Baltics, central and eastem Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

Mary Suiter is the associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ms. Suiter served on the 10-member writing team for K-12 national economics standards. Suiter has authored/co-authored numerous lessons and curriculum units that are used nationally and internationally to teach economics in the K-12 classroom. These include Zooeconomy: Zoo Business, Arts Mart, Economics and Children's Literature, The Voyages of Columbus: An Economic Enterprise, Kaleidoscope USA, The Economics of Our Diverse Society, and Economics: Focus Middle School, Financial Fitness for Life: Steps to Financial Fitness and Money Math: Lessons for Life. Suiter developed stories and lessons for Wise Pockets World, a web site for young children. She has conducted economic education workshops nationally and internationally.

James Bettendorf is a veteran mathematics educator who has worked for over 30 years in Minnesota's St. Cloud Area School District. He has served on the district's staff development team as well as Minnesota's Best Practices Network, a teacher association for sharing exemplary teaching resources and expertise, and St. Cloud State University. Mr. Bettendorf also worked as a specialist for the state's Department of Children, Families and Learning. He is currently retired but continues to work part time at the department.

Lisa Breidenbach teaches mathematics at Tecumseh Middle School, Lafayette, Indiana. Ms. Breidenbach's varied experience includes teaching sixth through twelfth grade mathematics, writing curriculum materials, organizing and conducting professional development experiences, and speaking at teacher conferences for the local to national levels.
Pamela Cornwell has taught middle school math at Pattonville School District in St. Louis, MO for 12 years. She also serves as an adjunct for the University of Missouri - St. Louis and teaches math methods courses for elementary, middle school, and special education majors.

 

 

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