Local Teacher Named To State Educators Hall Of Fame

November 6, 2012

A local educator was one of 15 teachers in Alabama honored for excellence in economic education and inducted into the inaugural class of the Alabama Economic Educators Hall of Fame in Birmingham recently.

Gerri McDonald of Walnut Hill and her students at Perdido Elementary/Middle School have been recognized frequently by ACEE. She was selected to attend a weeklong economics workshop held at the New York Stock Exchange and to write curriculum for economics at the International Cooperative Education Exchange Program in Economics held in Washington.

She has also been named the Alabama Economics Teacher of the Year and ACEE Master Teacher of Economics. Her students have consistently placed in the top 10 every year in the Stock Market Game, and have placed first six times. They have also placed first and second in the state in the “Whit King: Entrepreneurship and the American Free Enterprise Essay Contest” two years in a row.

Showing off their understanding of economic concepts and creativity, her students have placed in the top 12 in the state for the past five years in the “Color the Concepts” competition too.

“We have a vision of every student graduating from Alabama’s schools with superior economic education and the knowledge, understanding and skills to make successful economic decisions” said Johnnie Aycock, managing director of ACEE.  “Through the Economic Educator Hall of Fame, we had the opportunity to recognize and honor exceptional teachers in Alabama that are having a significant impact on our young people’s knowledge of economic, personal finance and entrepreneurship.”

Pictured top: (L-R)  Teacher Gerri McDonald, Gov. Bob Riley and Perdido Principal Craig Smith. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Local Teacher Named To State Educators Hall Of Fame”

  1. Debbie Hester on November 6th, 2012 6:47 pm

    Congratulations Gerri!

  2. Patsy Berry on November 6th, 2012 4:17 pm

    Congratulations Gerri!

  3. Gene King on November 6th, 2012 12:02 pm

    Congratulations neighbor! Way to go!

  4. Somer Bridges on November 6th, 2012 9:08 am

    Congratulations Ms.Gerri!

  5. betsy on November 6th, 2012 7:39 am

    great job,gerri! so proud for you. :}

  6. Beth Drew on November 6th, 2012 7:19 am

    Congratulations and well deserved!

  7. Jackie Stewart Johnson on November 6th, 2012 6:51 am

    Congratulations Gerri on this great accomplishment. You have enjoyed your years of teaching and working with students as your mother did.

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