Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission announces Distinguished Educator Council
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission is excited to announce the formation of the Distinguished Educator Council. This new, specially selected group of educators are passionate about financial literacy and will help fill the critical need for teacher feedback and leadership as the Commission continues to grow. Distinguished Educators can give voice to their own experiences teaching financial literacy while helping the Commission identify areas of improvement and equip their colleagues to provide high-quality financial education in their classrooms.
The inaugural council includes six teachers who have been previously honored with a TNFLC Leadership Award. Photos of all Distinguished Educators available here.
- Dr. Stacey Fisher, Sevierville - Associate Professor in the K-5 Elementary Education Program at East Tennessee State University
- Candiace Osborne, Memphis - School Counselor at Berclair Elementary School in Shelby County
- Teri Parks, Shelbyville - Social Studies Teacher at Bedford County Learning Academy
- Shelly Lott, Clarksville - Math and Related Arts Teacher at Northeast Middle School in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
- Kara Campbell, Jefferson City - Second Grade Teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in the Jefferson County School District
- Angie Dahle, Athens - Family Engagement Liaison for McMinn County Schools
“The teachers chosen as Distinguished Educators know that financial education is important to set children up for success as adults,” said Tennessee Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. "The Council will work to provide feedback critical to ensure the TNFLC continues to offer relevant resources that can be easily incorporated in any K-8 classroom."
“Ending generational poverty needs two things: education and financial literacy," said Teri Parks. "I joined the Distinguished Educators Council to aide teachers in improving the student’s economic understanding.”
Candiace Osborne agrees: “The earlier, the better!” she said. “Introducing financial literacy to our elementary school age students will help them develop basic strategies for managing their future finances.”
Distinguished Educators will initially commit to one year of service on the Council but may serve up to three years. To learn more about the Distinguished Educator Council and view photos of the teacher champions, visit the Distinguished Educator Council page on the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission’s website, TNFLC.org.