Cheryl Ayers

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Dr. Cheryl A. Ayers is the Co-Director of the Center for Economic Education at Virginia Tech where she creates, instructs, and researches educational curricula and programs for K-12 teachers and adult citizens in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. An advocate for economic education, she played a key role in helping pass legislation that requires all Virginia high school students to take a semester course in economics and a semester course in personal finance as graduation requirements. 

Subsequently, she helped write Virginia’s Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning as well as develop and deliver the statewide Economics Institute designed to train Virginia teachers on the new graduation requirements.  She is currently creating a statewide Entrepreneurship Economics Institute and “Shark Tank - Pitch Night” events to equip high school teachers with the…

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