Meet Our Team
As President of the Michigan Council on Economic Education, Derek has brought innovative programming to Michigan students and teachers to excite them about economic and financial literacy, highlighted by the Michigan Personal Finance Challenge, Money Smart Week Magic Shows for elementary students and financial literacy rock concerts for high school students.
Derek has traveled around the world to work with teachers and students to increase their understanding and application of economics principles into their daily lives. He was recently named the 2019 National Association of Economic Educators Rising Star and the 2018 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) National Educator of the Year.
Derek serves on boards for Funding the Future, Journal of Economics Teaching, Council for Economic Education, and is President-elect for the National Association of Economic Educators. Derek is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.
You can contact Derek at firstname.lastname@example.org.