Monday, November 19, 2018
Milwaukee Public Schools Golda Meir teacher Tina Gleason has been recognized with the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Economics and Personal Finance Award by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and EconomicsWisconsin. Gleason teaches Project Lead The Way and integrated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes at the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels.
For nearly 20 years, Gleason has advised EconomicsWisconsin stock market competition teams, with her students winning the statewide Stock Market Game InvestWrite essay competitions for the past three years in a row. This year, Daisy Kiekhofer, one of Gleason’s students, went on to receive second place in the national contest.
Gleason’s award was presented during the Get Your Students Pumped Up on Personal Finance & Economics conference held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. She said that the award was a complete surprise, especially for doing something she loves. "I love the opportunity to open students’ eyes to financial literacy early in their life. Competitions like the Stock Market Game and Invest Write make learning fun and exciting, and motivate students to ask questions that will help them with their own financial future."
Congratulations to Tina and all her past and present students!