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A5 Charter School teacher recognized in South Carolina's Inaugural Class of Financial Literacy Master Teachers Program

 

The South Carolina Treasurer's Office has recognized the first cohort of South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers. Anderson Five is excited to share that Mr. David Hymson (Anderson Five Charter School) is one of 36 educators across the state of South Carolina that has completed the program requirements of this new, statewide initiative, which is designed to increase the number of teachers incorporating personal finance education into their classrooms. Our school district is passionate about instilling these vital life skills into the  education of the future generation, and we appreciate Mr. Hymson's dedication to fulfilling that duty in his own classroom as an educator. Thank you and Congratulations!

 

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognizes 36 educators in SC Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program   

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 15, 2020) – South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis is pleased to recognize the first cohort of 36 educators who have qualified to become South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers. Launched in January of this year, the new statewide initiative is designed to increase the number of teachers incorporating personal finance education into their classrooms.

 

“We congratulate these wonderful educators for their commitment to promoting financial literacy. They share a passion that is important to conveying these vital life skills to students in their classrooms and to fellow teachers as they lead professional development workshops,” Treasurer Loftis said. “We applaud their efforts, especially given the challenges of the current school year, and we look forward to seeing their continued growth and progress in the years to come.”

 

Sponsored by Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, and in partnership with SC Economics, 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. In addition, participating teachers have access to specialized training and financial literacy curriculum resources that will better enable them to promote financial literacy education in K-12 schools.

 

In order to become a South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher, all applicants must complete specific professional development classes. In addition, they must create and teach professional development training. Applicants then must pass the W!SE Personal Finance Certification Test for Educators. W!SE is a nationally recognized credential, certifying that educators demonstrate the proficiency required to teach personal finance.

 

The program recently completed accepting applications for its next group of teachers and will begin registration for the third cohort in January of 2021. To learn more, visit the SCFLMT website: scflmt.org.

 

About Future Scholar

Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, is administered by the Office of State Treasurer Curtis Loftis. For more information, visit FutureScholar.com or follow @SCStateTreasurer on Facebook. No state funds are used to market Future Scholar or the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program.

 

Inaugural Class of South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers

 

First Name

Last Name

School

District

Zachary

Arms

Liberty High School

Pickens

Tamikah

Battle

Manning Correctional Institute High School

Palmetto Unified School District

Stephen

Bidwell

Bridge Creek Elementary

Richland 2

Ashley

Bowers

Ashley Ridge High School

Dorchester 2

Monica

Brisbon

Carolina Forest High

Horry

Pam

Bruney

Kelly Mill Med Pro Middle

Richland 2

Tammi

Campbell

Airport High School

Lexington 2

Leslie

Carmel-Porras

Hillcrest High School

Greenville

Lexie

Centers

Gregg Middle School

Dorchester 2

William

Chappell

HCS Early College High School

Horry

Sabrina

Cheek

Fairfield Central High School

Fairfield

Randy

Clark

Lugoff-Elgin High School

Kershaw

Michelle

Cummings

West Florence High School

Florence 1

Andrea

Dickey

Blythewood Academy

Richland 2

Eric

Fry

Academy for Technology and Academics

Horry

Denise

Gartrell

Saluda Middle School

Saluda

Megan

Hanna

Heath Springs Elementary

Lancaster

Denise

Harrel

Givhans Alternative

Dorchester 2

Harmonica

Hart

Summit Parkway Middle School

Richland 2

David

Hymson

Anderson 5 Charter School

Anderson 5

Meghan

James

Mason Preparatory School

Independent

Kristine

Lyon

Ridge View High School

Richland 2

Erika

Marshall

Beaufort High School

Beaufort

Sarah

Ostergaard

Irmo High School

Lexington Richland 5

Stephanie

Pecarro

Pleasant Knoll Middle School

Fort Mill

Gary

Purinton

Spartanburg High School

Spartanburg 7

Laura

Reeder

Pine Grove Elementary

Richland 1

Shannon

Rister

W.A. Perry Middle School

Richland 1

Bradley

Robinson

Greenville Tech Charter High School

SC Public Charter School District

Alvalene

Rogers

Wando High School

Charleston

Yolanda

Singleton

Fairfield Career & Technology Center

Fairfield

Desiree

Smith

Alcorn Middle School

Richland 1

Karin

Springfield

AC Flora High School

Richland 1

Kurt

Stiglbauer

Ridge View High School

Richland 2

Terri

Vick-Phillips

White Knoll High School

Lexington 1

Rick

Weir

Mullins High School

Marion

 

 

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