State Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognizes LeAnn Calhoun of North Central Elementary as Educator of the Month

May 28, 2024

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has recognized Kershaw County School District’s LeAnn Calhoun of North Central Elementary School as the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program’s Educator of the Month for May.

“As we approach the end of another school year, we are grateful that our Financial Literacy Master Teachers work diligently to share essential personal finance lessons with our young students,” Treasurer Loftis said. “This month we recognize veteran educator LeAnn Calhoun, who expertly provides her elementary students with the tools to understand financial responsibility and manage their money, both now and in the future.”

Mrs. Calhoun earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from North Greenville University. She has served 23 years as an elementary school educator, teaching second, third and fourth grades during her career. Calhoun currently serves as a second grade teacher at North Central Elementary, as well as a mentor and ADEPT evaluator for her school district.

“It is never too early to stress the importance of understanding our finances and to explore activities that prepare our youth for the future. I seek to instill financial responsibility so that my students may avoid future debt and understand the importance of planning for future financial goals,” explained Calhoun. “I enjoy teaching real world concepts, such as ‘Needs’ versus ‘Wants,’ to my students because these skills will help them make smart decisions throughout their lives.”

The South Carolina 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.

Sponsored by Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, and in partnership with SC Economics, this statewide financial literacy initiative aims to increase teacher support and involvement in incorporating personal finance education into the curriculum.


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. Future Scholar is self-supported and does not receive taxpayer funding.