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Lakeville South social studies teacher receives BestPrep’s Educator of Excellence Award

May 29, 2024

Joe Carlson portrait - LSHS Social Studies TeacherLakeville South High School social studies teacher, Joe Carlson, received the Educator of Excellence Award on May 22 at the BestPrep Annual Luncheon. The Educator of Excellence Award recognizes those who go above and beyond in their commitment to educating students in Minnesota. 

Carlson has been incorporating BestPrep’s Stock Market Game in his economics curriculum since 1999, with his students continually placing in the top tier each school year nationally. He is committed to sparking an interest in the stock market with students who may not typically engage with course content.

"Part of the wonderful thing about playing the Stock Market Game is it gives you an opportunity to connect with students that may not like the course content but can really get into learning about the stock market,” said Carlson. “They see the potential of how it could change their lives."

Carlson was one of 16 educators across the state who received this honor.