State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Celebrates 19 Educators in SC Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program
South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognized 19 educators for achieving Bronze certification and qualifying for the fourth cohort of the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program.
Launched in 2020, the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program utilizes financial incentives, specialized training and innovative curriculum resources to increase the number of K-12 teachers who incorporate personal finance education into the classroom.
“I want to congratulate these hardworking educators and thank them for promoting financial literacy,” Treasurer Loftis said. “The knowledge they have gained from this program will help them prepare young students for the future. We value their efforts and look forward to their further success in the coming years.”
The South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program provides financial incentives to K-12 teachers who are experts in the area of financial literacy and have a desire to teach professional development workshops to other educators in their schools and districts. Sponsored by Future Scholar South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, and in partnership with SC Economics the program offers specialized training and financial literacy education curriculum resources at no cost to schools.
To become a South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher, applicants must complete professional development class requirements as well as create and lead professional development training for their peers. Applicants must also pass the W!SE Personal Finance Certification Test for Educators, a nationally recognized credential.
To learn more, visit the SCFLMT website: scflmt.org.
About Future Scholar
Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, is administered through the State Treasurer’s Office. For more information, visit FutureScholar.com or follow @SCStateTreasurer on Facebook. Future Scholar is self-supported and does not receive taxpayer funding.
The Fourth Cohort of South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers:
- Adriane McCall of Lake City Early Childhood Center of the Arts in Florence School District 3
- Amanda Williams of North Central Elementary in Kershaw County
- Angela Haigler of St. Matthews K-8 in Calhoun County
- Brandi Cade of Center for Inquiry in Richland Two
- Brent Bernier of D.R. Hill Middle in Spartanburg 5
- Briana Livingston of W.A. Perry Middle School in Richland One
- Christen Sanders of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill
- D'Auric Gladney of Kelly Mill Middle School in Richland Two
- Ed Humphrey of Lancaster High School in Lancaster County
- Gayle Whitlock of Flexible Innovative Virtual Education (FIVE) in Lexington-Richland Five
- Graciela Paulino of W.A. Perry Middle School in Richland One
- Jackie Meggie of Columbia High School in Richland One
- Jane Miller of Dutch Fork High School in Lexington-Richland Five
- Jeff Donor of West Florence High School in Florence 1 Schools
- LeAnn Calhoun of North Central Elementary in Kershaw County
- Lisa Burden of Lower Richland High School in Richland One
- Melissa Williams of Pickens High School in Pickens County
- Roman Mulkey of Irmo High School in Lexington-Richland Five
- Susan Owens of Spartanburg Day School
To access headshots of the Cohort 4 educators, visit the link here.