Cheryl Ayers

Center for Economic Education at Virginia Tech
, VA

Starting her career as a Career and Technical Education high school teacher and cooperative education coordinator, Dr. Cheryl Ayers has more than 20 years of experience in creating and delivering customized professional development programs, undergraduate/graduate university courses, curricula, and examinations in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship education for K-12 pre/in-service teachers, adult educators, adult service providers, workforce development practitioners, and other like-minded professionals from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Dr. Ayers has worked for the Virginia Council on Economic Education for 23 years and currently serves as the co-director of the Center for Economic Education at Virginia Tech, director of the Virginia Personal Finance Teacher Fellowship Program, and founder and director of the Economic Empowerment Project.