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Economic Education

The economic education specialists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provide economic and personal financial education outreach to K-16 educators. In addition to developing award-winning online courses, podcasts, and a variety of other resources for K-16 educators to use in their classrooms, specialists also offer professional development and in-service programs for educators to improve their understanding of economic and personal finance content.

More about Economic Education in our district.


Contact Economic Education Staff

  • Kris Bertelsen, specialist: 501-324-8368
  • Fax: 501-324-8202
  • Email: kris.a.bertelsen@stls.frb.org
  • Julie A. Kerr, office administrator: 501-324-8296
  • Fax: 501-324-8201

Economic Data Posters

This classroom-ready poster shows how two free data tools—FRED® and GeoFRED®—give students the latest insights into real world employment, earnings, and education.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) lets anyone download, graph and track more than a quarter million U.S. and international time series from dozens of sources. GeoFRED maps that data with easily adjusted tools. Students see real world data that directly affects them.

Invite Us to Your District's Next Professional Development Event (or Day)

Fed staff is available for professional development events at your school or in your district. Whether you are seeking a one hour or a full-day professional development experience, we can provide resources and instruction in personal finance and/or economics. As always, Fed workshops and resources are free of charge. Professional development workshops are limited to the Eighth District. For more information, contact economiceducation@stls.frb.org.