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Monica Brisbon, CFHS, Named Financial Literacy Educator of the Month

Brisbon South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has recognized Carolina Forest High School’s Monica Brisbon as the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program’s Educator of the Month for March.

Brisbon is the Career and Technology Department Chair at Carolina Forest High School in Horry County. She holds a B.S. in Management and Marketing from Coastal Carolina University, an M.B.A. from Webster University, and an Ed.S. in Principalship from Arkansas State University. Brisbon has also earned a National Board Certification in business education. Her passion for teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurship to young adults has led her to participate in several organizations, including the S.C. Career and Technical Association, the S.C. Business Education Association, and the Association for Career and Technical Education, where she served as a 2017 National Fellow. Brisbon also offers Biz/Startup camps to students through YESCarolina and was named 2019 YESCarolina Teacher of the Year.

The South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program provides incentives to K-12 teachers who are experts in financial literacy and 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 S.C. Economics, this statewide financial literacy initiative aims to increase teacher support and involvement in incorporating personal finance education into the curriculum.

Posted March 30, 2021