The Oregon Council on Economic Education (OCEE) seeks to recognize educators in the state of Oregon who demonstrate excellence in the teaching of economics. This award promotes education in economics by honoring exceptional teachers who effectively convey economic ideas to their students, which will help them make responsible choices throughout their lives.
Amy Fifth-Lince, Liberty High School, Hillsboro
We are happy to recognize an educator like Amy who makes such a positive impact on her students, providing life skills and empowering them with the tools they need to make better financial decisions. Please congratulate Amy when you see her!
Amy Fifth-Lince is the Department Chair for Social Studies in Liberty high school where she leads students in learning Economics, Civics, and Introductory Law. As a life-long learner and avid teacher Amy deems that successful tutelage begins with the creation of opportunities. In imparting this mantra, Amy is dedicated to giving her students tools to understand personal finance and economic concepts to enhance their success.
In addition to her core teaching repertoire, Amy fosters student engagement by spearheading the school’s Community Service and Mock Trial programs, where students learn about
organization, public service, and law.
As a first-generation college student from Pennsylvania, Amy understands the importance of enhancing each student’s realization of their own potential. To meet these goals, she has sought partnership with Oregon Tech to offer dual credit in her Economics classes, as well as the Oregon Community Foundation, and Classroom Law Project to enhance student curricula.
In addition to her teaching, Amy is a GSA student advisor, member of the Center for Geography Teaching in Oregon, and associate of Liberty’s Equity Climate and Culture team. Her previous recognitions include Oregon’s State Treasury Financial Empowerment Award, and nomination for the Crystal Apple.
2018 - 2019; Daniel Eizyk, Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego, OR
2019 - 2020; Alex Roscher, Ashland High School, Ashland, OR
2020 - 2021; Joey Running, West Albany High School, Albany, OR
2021 - 2022; Josh Winicki, Ida B. Wells Barnett High School, Portland, OR