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.


Robert Hopkins addresses the National Association of Economic Educators in Little Rock on Feb. 22, 2017.

Robert Hopkins, a senior vice president and the regional executive at the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, welcomes attendees to the 19th Professional Development Conference and Business Meeting for the National Association of Economic Educators. The St. Louis Fed was a primary host of the annual conference Feb. 22-25, 2017, at the Clinton Library in Little Rock. Preconference meetings were held at the Little Rock Branch.

Kris Bertelsen addresses the National Association of Economic Educators in Little Rock on Feb. 22, 2017.

Kris Bertelsen, the senior economic education specialist at the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, addresses the National Association of Economic Educators. Bertelsen gave an update about economic education resources available from the St. Louis Fed.


Contact Economic Education Staff

  • Kris Bertelsen, specialist: 501-324-8368
  • Fax: 501-324-8202
  • Julie A. Kerr, office administrator: 501-324-8296
  • Fax: 501-324-8201

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.