Melvin named Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year

Michael Melvin of Starr’s Mill High with (R) Principal Audrey Toney and Fayette County Public Schools Social Studies Coordinator Cathy Geis. Photo/Special.

Two years in a row, the Georgia Council on Economic Education has selected a Fayette County teacher as the Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year.

Michael Melvin of Starr’s Mill High has received the 2010 award. He helped coach the 2009 Starr’s Mill Economics Challenge team to a third place finish at the national competition, a first in the Fayette County Public School System’s history.

Nominees for the award must be teachers in either public or independent schools in Georgia who are either teaching a course in economics or integrating economics into their courses at any grade level, K-12. Teachers must demonstrate knowledge of economics appropriate to the grade level or courses being taught, an ability and willingness to use a variety of appropriate methods and resources in teaching economics, and enthusiasm and creativity in teaching economics.

Last year’s winner was Shelby Garner of Spring Hill Elementary. Since 1998, a total of six Fayette County teachers have received the prestigious award.

NUK_1
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Congrats to Mr. Melvin!

Well done, sir.

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What an ignorant thing to say when someone has received such

an honor.

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milton06

Sorry didn't mean to offend, I am certain that his teaching abilities are superior or he wouldn't have been awarded.

My question is what he is teaching not how he is teaching it.

It's a question of subject matter that is being fed to our children and how we should question what is being taught.

Much of what is taught in school has been proven to be flat out wrong, or maybe you haven't noticed the economic catastrophe we are facing because of the Keynesian economic theory. A theory we have been living since the days of FDR.

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Economics Award?

It would be very interesting to see what school of economics they are teaching in our schools.

Keynesian (socialist) economics no doubt.