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.