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.
Joey Running, West Albany High School
Joey Running is a 29-year veteran high school and community college educator. She has a strong sense of community and is passionate about Personal Finance and outreach in the State of Oregon. Joey has received numerous awards recognizing her efforts including the Ted Beck Effective Educator Award (at the 2019 Jump$tart Educator Conference), the Financial Beginnings Local Impact Educator Award (2017 Financial Beginnings Conference). In 2019 she was recognized by the Oregon Business Educators Association as the Secondary Teacher of the Year. Additionally, she has earned multiple certifications from NextGen Personal Finance. Joey served as the Education Ambassador for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2019. Ms Running currently is the president of the Oregon Business Education Association and is a member of WBEA, NBEA. She has presented sessions pertaining to Personal Finance curriculum at the local, state, and national levels. Joey truly believes personal foundations + behavioral economics + "real world" reinforcement = financial literacy success.
2018 - 2019; Daniel Eizyk, Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego, OR
2019 - 2020; Alex Roscher, Ashland High School, Ashland, OR