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The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) provides economics and financial literacy training and resources to K-12 teachers, students and their parents, throughout California.  CCEE’s overarching mission is to help California’s students gain a real world understanding of economics and personal finance, so they can make better decisions and compete and succeed in the global economy. 


CCEE was founded as part of the California State University Foundation to provide training and standards-based curriculum in economics to California teachers, and became a 501(c)3 charitable organization in 1999.  This followed the passage of legislation that requires all CA high school seniors to have at least one semester of economics in order to graduate.  CCEE has also added personal finance training to its core competencies, and focuses on delivering high-quality financial education to promote financial literacy and enable financial capability.


CCEE 2017-18 Teacher of the Year


  The winning teacher(s) were honored at the CFA Society Los Angeles 2018 Annual Forecast Dinner,

and will also receive $500 in cash and $250 worth of classroom materials.


Christy Heaton   Bonnie Maye
Economics Teacher
Homestead High School 
Business & Accounting Teacher
El Segundo High School

Christy Heaton, an Economics teacher at Homestead High School in Cupertino, CA.  In 2017, Christy’s student teams competed and won the David Ricardo division for the California State Final of the National Economics Challenge and went on to compete in the National Finals in New York City, beating out 10,000 student competitors. Her students also consistently perform well on the AP exams.


Bonnie Maye is teaches Business, Business Economics and Business Accounting at El Segundo High School and has worked tirelessly to create a Business/Finance and Economics pathway for high school students. She is passionate about teaching her students real-world skills, including economic and personal finance decision-making, entrepreneurial problem-solving and business plan development.






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