Daphne Ross, Superintendent of Montgomery Area School District, was honored recently as Educator of the Year at the 2009 Adam Smith Leadership Award Luncheon that was held at Ted's on the Hill in Shamokin Dam.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Andy Russell was featured speaker for the event, which was hosted by Economics Pennsylvania.
Also attending the awards luncheon were nine students, Sean Farley, Bobby Hoover, Eliza Hall, Katee Glass, Chelsea Manthey, Regan Boore, Angela Smith, Trevor Houseknecht, and Harry Shuey, and two staff members, Mike Snyder and Betty Marr.
Rep. Russ Fairchild with Montgomery Superintendent of Schools Daphne Ross after she received the Victor Skotedis Award. (photo provided by Daphne Ross)
Both Snyder and Marr are teachers who utilize curriculum materials sponsored through Economics Pennsylvania. The students who were selected to attend the luncheon have won regional recognition with the Business Plan Challenge or are having much success with the Stock Market Game. There are currently two Montgomery teams participating in the Stock Market Game who are in fifth and sixth place out of 580 teams.
The mission of Economics Pennsylvania is to promote and encourage understanding of economic concepts through education. Economics Pennsylvania's purpose is to help students become entrepreneurial, productive members of the workforce, responsible voting citizens, prudent savers and investors, successful participants in the global economy, knowledgeable consumers, and lifelong decision makers equipped to make effective choices in an ever changing environment. Please go to www.economicspa.org for more information about Economics Pennsylvania.