Woodstock High School teacher Josh Sailers has been chosen by the Georgia Council on Economic Education (GCEE) as the 2018 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year!
Mr. Sailers was in the middle of a lesson on scarcity with his AP Macroeconomics class Monday morning when he was interrupted by a group of administrators and GCEE officials carrying balloons, cake and large sign proclaiming him to be the top economics teacher in the state. Mr. Sailers was chosen for the honor after an application process, letters of recommendation and classroom observations.
Mr. Sailers teaches AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics, as well as AP European History. One of his unique projects has been the creation of “Sophie’s World: Women in Economics,” which is a club for young women interested in the field of economics. He schedules speakers to discuss job opportunities with the members as well as how to achieve goals in the economics field.
“At Woodstock High School our mission is to prepare our students to learn from the past, apply to the present, and prepare for the future! Mr. Sailers takes that mission to heart every day,” said Principal Mark Smith. “His students come to class and experience an educator who teaches bell to bell while providing instructional content knowledge for his students to apply to their daily lives. He makes the study of Economics applicable to the students and instills in them the desire to learn more.”
Mr. Sailers will be formally recognized by the GCEE at its meeting in May at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta. He also will be featured in a video produced by Georgia Power.
A short video of the surprise visit can be viewed on the CCSD YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/YWdNBsXsM1c