Nova High School Teacher Shawna Morgan Wins 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Economics

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The Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) named the 2013 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics (GAP) winners, today, May 10, 2013. Educators from all grade levels in all 67 school districts submitted lesson plans and curriculum to compete for top honors on Friday May 3, 2013 at Lake Ashton Golf Club in Lake Wales, Florida.

At the Governor’s Awards, the FCEE were awarded best practices in four project-based categories for elementary, middle and high school grade levels. The FCEE also recognized one project applicant who is either a first year teacher or new to teaching economics as the Rookie of the Year, as well as a Stock Market Challenge Advisor of the Year, and the Charles Harper Economic Educator of the Year.

Broward County Public Schools Nova High School teacher Shawna Morgan is this year’s Florida Economic Educator of the Year. Morgan, who teaches human geography, spent the school year teaching her students about commerce and entrepreneurship in third world nations. They supported various international causes such as Heifer International, which generates income for families in struggling areas throughout the world.

For 34 years now, the FCEE has recognized Florida’s most outstanding teachers for their creativity in presenting lessons in economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship. Open to all K-12 teachers, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics celebrate best practices and acknowledge the innovation that teachers bring to the classroom.

To see the entire list of winners visit: and click on the “Governor’s Awards Program” tab.

The mission of the Florida Council on Economic Education is to prepare Florida’s young people for personal and financial success through educational programs in economics, the free enterprise system and personal financial literacy so that they become productive members of the workforce, responsible consumers and wise investors. The Florida Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is funded by leading corporations and individuals throughout the state. The Florida Council is an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education.

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