Educator honored for financial literacy teaching

Teacher increases awareness that money matters

Posted 1/29/21

Airport High School teacher Tammi Campbell has been recognized as the SC Educator of the Month,

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced her as winner in the SC Financial Literacy Master Teacher …

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Educator honored for financial literacy teaching

Teacher increases awareness that money matters

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Airport High School teacher Tammi Campbell has been recognized as the SC Educator of the Month,
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced her as winner in the SC Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program.
"Many of our students enter college with no financial literacy basics and graduate with huge amounts of debt,” she said.
“Giving high school students access to financial literacy education provides them with an understanding of the importance of saving for the future, planning for retirement and spending their money wisely. 
"By increasing their awareness that money matters, we give individuals the knowledge they need to maximize the income they earn.”
The Lexington 2 educator has been at Airport High for 6 years, chairs the school’s Career and Technology Education Department and teaches business and finance classes. 
She is a Columbia College graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, has participated on several state standard revision committees and served as an executive board member for the SC Business Education Association.
The SC Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program provides 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. 
Through the program, participating teachers have access to specialized training and financial literacy curriculum resources that better enable them to promote financial literacy education in K-12 schools.
She has passed the W!SE Personal Finance for Educators national certification exam and exceeded the requirements of the SC program.
She was recently recognized by Next Gen Personal Finance as one of its 2020 Extra Mile Award recipients for completing 8 certifications, which equates to more than 80 hours dedicated to personal finance education.
“Thanks to her efforts, Ms. Campbell’s students have gained an important knowledge of personal finance that will serve as a foundation for building more complex money management skills,” Treasurer Loftis said. 
“We are grateful that the passion and dedication she brings to the Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program will continue to benefit these students for years to come.”

Tammi Campbell, Curtis Loftis, lexington 2, Airport High

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