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    1. Production Possibilities Curve & Factors of Production

    2. Scarcity

    3. Marginal Analysis

    1. Demand

    2. Supply

    3. Markets

    4. Invisible Hand

    5. Price Controls

    1. Market Structures

    2. Externalities

    3. Elasticity

    4. Productivity

    5. Game Theory

    1. GDP

    2. Inflation

    3. Unemployment

    4. Monetary Policy

    5. Fiscal Policy

    6. Economic Systems

    1. International Trade

    2. Comparative Advantage

    3. FOREX

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Joel Miller

Curriculum Development Manager

Joel Miller, Ed.S., is a Curriculum Development Manager at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), serving since June 2022. With an educational background in Educational Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction and a focus on Psychology, History & Economics at the University of Tennessee, Joel's academic achievements have laid a solid foundation for his role. Before joining FEE, Joel's experience includes 14 years as a public school teacher, instructing AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, History, and Personal Finance at South Forsyth High School. His contributions there include authoring curriculum-based lessons for various state and national organizations, creating virtual courses in AP Economics and Personal Finance, and coaching several state championships in the Economics Challenge and a pair of state championships in boys and girls cross country. In 2020, Joel was awarded both the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Award and the Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year. These accolades reflect his commitment to excellence in the field. Joel has worked with the Georgia Council on Economic Education, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the Council for Economic Education, as a curriculum writer and curriculum consultant. Moreover, he has served as a client services associate at Fountain Financial Advisors & Financial Consultants Group and as a Moneywise Mentor, displaying his adeptness in financial planning. Joel’s varied experiences highlight his dedication to education and economics, making him a valuable asset to the Learning Center team at FEE. Joel collaborates extensively with school districts across the U.S. as a professional development advocate and author of resources, enhancing economic literacy and shaping the next generation of economic thinkers.

James Redelsheimer

Curriculum Development Officer

James Redelsheimer is a Curriculum Development Officer at FEE. With over 20 years of experience as an AP Economics teacher at Armstrong High School in Plymouth, Minnesota, James brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role at FEE. James is also a co-author of Barron’s AP Economics, which has helped countless students prepare for their AP exams. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and his master's degree from the University of St. Thomas. In recognition of his contributions to economic and personal finance education, James has received the 3M Economics Educator Excellence Award and the Thrivent Personal Finance Educator of the Year Award from the Minnesota Council on Economic Education. James has published economics lessons for numerous organizations and regularly shares his expertise on best practices in teaching economics, personal finance, and civil discourse at both local and national events. James has enriched his economics knowledge through international travel and has participated in multiple fellowships through which he studied the economies of Japan, China, Turkey, Germany, Korea, Costa Rica, Cuba, and The Republic of Georgia. He also revisited The Republic of Georgia after being invited to return as a guest lecturer at a Georgian university. James firmly believes that a solid foundation in economics, personal finance, and civil discourse is crucial for empowering students to make informed decisions, pursue their passions, and positively impact the world around them.

Derek D'Angelo

Curriculum Development Director

Derek D'Angelo is a Curriculum Development Director at FEE. Prior to joining FEE, Derek served his community as an Economics teacher at Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township, Michigan for 24 years. He is most proud of taking a struggling AP Economics program and seeing average scores increase from an average of 1.33 to 4.24 over his first 5 years teaching the course. Looking to scale his desire to help others, Derek accepted the role of President of the Michigan Council on Economic Education in 2015. Derek has brought innovative programming and professional development to Michigan teachers and students, highlighted by the Michigan Personal Finance Challenge, Money Smart Week Magic Shows, personal finance-focused rock concerts, and an Invest in Girls program. He has been recognized as the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) National Educator of the Year and National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Rising Star in 2019 before being elected as President of the organization for 2021. In 2022 he was presented with the Abbejean Kehler Technology Award for utilizing technology as a means of building a stronger network for economic educators. Derek serves on boards for Funding the Future, Journal of Economics Teaching, and the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Derek is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and all sports. He has coached youth baseball and softball at just about every level. One of his greatest memories is the impromptu family trip over Labor Day to Philadelphia his family took to be there for his former player making his MLB debut. Derek is passionate about helping students apply an economic way of thinking to their lives through real-world examples and applications.