Ambassadors

We make the Arizona economics standards accessible and fun to teach!

Ambassador Program

In partnership with the Thomas R. Brown Foundation, the UA Office of Economic Education (OEE) has assembled a team of educators to improve, promote, and facilitate economic education in Southern Arizona. Members of this team, known as OEE Ambassadors, will

  • Participate in trainings on economic concepts, teaching strategies, and leadership skills;
  • Share resources with local teachers in their home areas;
  • Co-teach economics education professional development programs;
  • Earn extra income along the way!

2019-2020 Ambassador Cohort

The first cohort of OEE Ambassadors was selected through a competitive application process. The educators listed below will serve as OEE Ambassadors through Spring of 2020.

  • Michael Maes, Marana High School, Tucson
  • Jill Osterman, Buena High School, Sierra Vista
  • Shawna Perry, Castle Dome Middle School, Yuma
  • Angela Roe, American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek
  • Kristina Rose-Holston, Pueblo Del Sol Elementary School, Sierra Vista
  • Jerri Van Sickle, Gila Ridge High School, Yuma
  • Matthew Weeks, San Tan Foothills High School, San Tan Valley
  • Robyn Yewell, Harrelson Elementary School, Tucson

Several local economics educators have agreed to mentor the OEE Ambassadors. Current mentors include:

  • Travis Klein, Flowing Wells High School
  • Jim Lerch, University High School
  • Steven Reff, author and retired University of Arizona lecturer