Susan Taylor teaches civics and economics to 10th grade students at Panther Creek High School in Cary. Susan was the 2004-2005 Teacher of the Year at Leesville Road High School and the 2005 BB&T/NCEE Economics Educator of the Year. Susan also co-wrote the Wake County Public School System Curriculum Guide for civics and economics. Susan will seek to provide students a better understanding of how the US economy functions, as well as the role North Carolina plays in the global economy, through her project North Carolina’s Role within the Global Economy: A Resource for Economic Education. Susan’s mentor is Dr. Daniel Phaneuf, Associate professor of economics at NC State University.