IMPACT BANK NEWS RELEASE
Jill Turek, Vice President of Marketing
Rane Case is Awarded Distinguished Financial Educator
On behalf of Impact Bank, The Office of the State Bank Commissioner of Kansas and the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, Rane Case of Wellington High School has been selected as a Distinguished Financial Educator in the State of Kansas for 2015-2016.
Only seven, out of more than 360 Financial Literacy teachers in Kansas were chosen for this award. Rane Case has been a great advocate for the use of EverFi-Financial Literacy in the Wellington High School and we are lucky to have her educating your students with such a critical life skill. Ever Fi-Financial Literacy is paid for through public-private partnerships between Impact Bank, The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner and the Office of the State Bank Commissioner. The aforementioned partnerships provides unlimited licenses to districts without cost to the school district
Rane was awarded this honor due to her continued use and advocacy of the financial literacy training materials. In this past year, she presented the financial literacy program to 59 students. Over the past 3 years, she has impacted 137 students and provided 1,123 online lessons that measured their growth around topic areas like investing, financing higher education, understanding what a credit score is and renting versus owning. Students averaged a 68% growth in knowledge gains from pre to post-assessments.
The seven selected teachers have played an integral role in growing the participation rate in their schools for the benefit of the students, the communities and the surrounding regions and the Distinguished Financial Educator Award provides public recognition to secondary school teachers who are furthering excellence in financial education by using best-in-class resources to teach the critical life skill of personal finance and by announcing this award we want to inform the public that these seven teachers have excelled in growing the financial knowledge base of their students and have done so in a way that measures gains in knowledge and assesses changes in attitudes and behavior.
Side note: Pictured L to R: David Carr, Rane Case and Ashleigh Huck
Ashleigh was one of the first students to complete the Ever Fi-Financial course with Rane Case in 2013. Ashleigh became a school to career employee with Impact Bank and after completing her 2 year program at Cowley she is now working full-time at Impact Bank while pursuing her accounting degree at Wichita State University!