November 29, 2018

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Recognizes Kristy Tilley of Pendleton Elementary as Educator of the Month

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognizes Kristy Tilley of Pendleton Elementary as November’s Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program Educator of the Month.
Headshot of Ms. Kristy Tilley
Ms. Tilley, a school counselor, has been using the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program with her sixth-grade students for two years. Powered by EverFi, the web-based, interactive program engages students to make learning financial skills interesting and fun.

“As a school counselor, I have a responsibility to help my students become college and career ready,” Tilley said. “When I reflect back on my time as a college student and as an adult, I wish I would have had more preparation in how to manage my finances. I love teaching financial literacy because it equips my students with even more resources to live their best life.” 

The Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program is offered to elementary and middle schools across the state at no cost to taxpayers. The web-based financial management course focuses on skill building, budgeting and decision-making.

Financial literacy is an essential tool for economic success, and we are grateful for instructors like Ms. Tilley who teach these skills,” Treasurer Loftis said. “Because our financial system has grown increasingly complex, it is more important than ever for our students to begin now to learn how to make sound financial decisions.” 

Approximately 27,000 South Carolina students and 238 schools have participated in the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program since it was launched in 2015.

For more information about the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program, visit

About Future Scholar
Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, is administered through the State Treasurer’s Office. For more information, visit or follow @SCStateTreasurer on Facebook. No state funds are used to market Future Scholar or the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program.