As a child in a career military family, Lynne traveled extensively until she attended Madison College (now JMU). After graduation in 1972, she taught for Rockingham County Schools and began taking courses at the JMU Center for Economic Education where she was inspired by fascinating content and innovative teaching methods. Lynne taught for thirty-three years in public education, enjoying assignments of classroom teacher, gifted education specialist, and librarian. Throughout her tenure, Lynne was a multiple award winner in local, regional, and statewide economic education competitions.
Lynne joined YES in 2005 as the full-time Teacher Advocate and Consultant and is passionate in sharing her enthusiasm for economics education with educators by using her experiences to develop teaching strategies, lesson plans, workshop sessions, and webinars that have been well received by teachers throughout the world. She assists teachers in developing interdisciplinary content by using popular children’s books to help teach economic concepts. Many of these units have been published and are now available online.
Lynne is the author of eight teacher resource books, including Fantastic Social Studies Lessons Using Literature (Pieces of Learning, 2005). She has also authored more than 50 educational articles and five national published lessons on EconEdLink. She was also instrumental in the launch of the Reading Makes Cent$ program here and across the state.
In her free time, you’ll find Lynne reading, gardening, and writing.