Office of Economic Education Ambassadors

Office of Economic Education Ambassadors

Program Overview

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!

2020-2021 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, Village Meadows Elementary School, Sierra Vista
  • Jerri Van Sickle, Gila Ridge High School, Yuma
  • Matthew Weeks, San Tan Foothills High School, San Tan Valley
  • Robyn Yewell, Harelson Elementary School, Tucson

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

  • Deirdre Calhoun, Myers Ganong Elementary School, Tucson
  • Travis Klein, Flowing Wells High School, Tucson
  • Jim Lerch, University High School, Tucson
  • Steven Reff, author and retired University of Arizona lecturer, Tucson