James Madison University

Amy Wheeler

PHOTO: Economic award

Amy Wheeler ('05) recently received named as 3rd place 2013 Economic Educator Award winner by the Virginia Council on Economic Education. As a teacher at Harrisonburg High School she developed the "Health is Wealth: Pedometers Make Cents" curriculum.

"Pedometers Make Cents" was implemented in a physical education class. This multi-layered unit used pedometer-measured clicks as the basis for earning virtual money. The students were then guided though lessons in making economic choices and budgeting.

Read more about the event.