Staff Members



Laura Smith 

Laura serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Louisiana Council for Economic Education, which provides Professional Development workshops and classroom resources to K-12 educators and pre-service teachers. Mrs. Smith’s own background as an educator informs her drive to bring innovative and experiential teaching tools, with a focus on kinesthetic activities and differentiated learning styles, to Louisiana teachers.

Mrs. Smith is an author, a recipient of the Teachers for Tomorrow Award for Curriculum Development, the Brunswick Yarn Award for Excellence in Education, and the Innovative Educator Award, and is a member of the National Association of Economic Educators, Association for Career and Technical Education, Louisiana Association of Career and Technical Educators, and the National Educators Association. 

She has served as a nationally touring Youth Empowerment speaker for middle and high school students, and as adjunct instructor at Louisiana State University.

Stock Market Game Coordinator


David Faerber 

David has spent the last 19 years of his 34 year teaching career in the East Baton Rouge Public Schools. David is a past President of the Louisiana Council for the Social Studies, an office that he first held in 2002. In 2004, David was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Council for the Social Studies. Since 1999, he has worked with the Louisiana Council for Economic Education as the Stock Market Game Coordinator. He worked to revise the state Free Enterprise Comprehensive Curriculum and later worked on a committee to revise the Civics Grade Level Expectation (GLE's) when the Free Enterprise course was merged into the Civics curriculum. David has conducted workshops for teachers around the state, and at state, regional and national conferences. After receiving his B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, David earned a M.A.Ed. from Southern University in Baton Rouge, and an M.A. in Economic Education and Entrepreneurship from the University of Delaware.

Center Directors

LCEE is proud to support our Centers for Economic Education, serving as programming arms across the state