Joy Joyce brings to EconEdLink her experience from a long career in education including over 30 years in the social studies department at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois. While at Willowbrook she taught high school or Advanced Placement economics and infused economic concepts and thinking into other related courses such as world history and geography. Her other experiences include teaching undergraduate principles of economics, being a College Board consultant and reader for the AP Economics exam, serving on the NAEP 2006 Economics assessment planning committee, delivering programs for students and teachers as a teacher consultant with Econ Illinois and with UIC's Center for Economic Education as a visiting lecturer. Joy?s background in economics stems from her undergraduate education at the University of Illinois and graduate degree from Northwestern University, in addition to what she learned in the field, at conferences, from colleagues, and from the resources of the Council for Economic Education, but most of all she is driven by her passion for teaching economics and financial literacy.
Joy says, ?Recently, as an instructor with Chicago's After School Matters program on financial fitness, I had my students use a credit card lesson from EconEdLink. They loved the lesson using its repayment calculator, legislation update, and quiz at the end. Their comment was, ?we need more lessons like this.?"