Leavey Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education

The Class of 2017

Honored in San Francisco

The 40th Annual Leavey Awards took place in San Francisco, CA on November 17-18, 2017. Freedoms Foundation and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation honored 6 free enterprise education programs and their 7 coordinating teachers. The Leavey Awards partnered with the National Council for the Social Studies at its Annual Conference giving more opportunity for Leavey Recipients to network as well as present their projects to their fellow educators during two open sessions on Saturday, November 18th.

The weekend was highlighted by a formal reception honoring the recipients with fine food, music and sea creatures at the Aquarium of the Bay on Friday evening, November 17th. The awards were officially presented at this event.

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Ms. Ivette Amador
“Falcon Gift Shop”
John A. Ferguson Sr. High School
Miami, Florida

Dr. Bonnie Bachman
“The Journey of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Missouri S&T”
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, MO

Mr. Adam Beard
“Vermont School Gardens”
Vermont Primary School
Wyoming, Ohio

Dr. Rodney D’Souza
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky

IMs. Kathey Beddow and Ms. Jody Stout
“Lamplighter Layers”
The Lamplighter School
Dallas, Texas

Ms. Jodie Woodruff
“Engaging Urban Youth In Entrepreneurship Mindset”
The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center
Providence, Rhode Island