Lisa Herman-Ellison

Kokomo High School
Kokomo, IN

Lisa taught AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, College Prep Economics, and Applied Economics at Kokomo High School (Kokomo, IN) for 26 years. In 2014, she was elected to the Kokomo School Board of Trustees. She is the author of McGraw-Hill's AP Achiever Advanced Placement Exam Prep Guide for Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, as well as more than three dozen published lessons and articles. She is a teacher representative on the Indiana Council for Economic Education Executive Committee and was a member of the teams that wrote the Indiana Economics Standards, the Indiana Core-40 Economics Exam, and the Indiana Economics Teaching License Exam. She continues to write lessons and materials for EconEdLink, the National and Indiana Councils for Economic Education, the Federal Reserve, the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana Department of Education, and McGraw-Hill.

Lisa says, "I used EconEdLink lessons frequently in class and as an extra credit enrichment opportunity for my students. My seniors found the EconEdLink lessons engaging and easy to use, and the lessons helped me to diversify my teaching style."

Published Resources

The Hidden Costs of College

College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and many students are relying on student loans to cov…

It's a Matter of Power

Students examine tradeoffs and profit- maximization decisions in the case study of Kaiser Aluminum, which decid…

Unemployment in My Hometown

Students use the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to track unemployment rates for their community, and after…