South Carolina Early Childhood Association

SCECA District Presidents

District 1

Sandra Heyward

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Sandra is a mother of three children and grandmother of 18. She holds Master’s of Science, and Master’s of Arts degrees, in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with Head Start for over 26 years, including Regional Head Start, and East Coast Migrant Head Start Project as the Early Childhood Education Disabilities Specialist. 

She serves her community as member of health ministries, class leader, Vacation Bible School Director, and Board of Directors board liaison for Greater Goodwill CDC at my Greater Goodwill AME Church. She is an officer of Order of the Eastern Stars, a CDA PDS Specialist, SC Endeavors certified trainer, and CPR/First Aid instructor. She serves as the SCAEYC accreditation board member.

The quote which has inspires her is  one her late husband, Ernest N. Heyward Sr., would say to her to encouraged her career journey.

“Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” B.B. King

District 2

Comeletia Pyatt

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District 3

Tammy Taylor

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District 4

Thomas Compton

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District 5

Sue Tennis

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Sue earned an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is the Past and present President of District 5 and is the Owner and Director of Carousel of Learning in Pickens, SC.

District 6

Willie Johnson

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District 7

Dr. Mary Williams

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Dr. Mary Williams is a native of Orangeburg, SC. She is currently employed in Orangeburg County School District as a Literacy Coach. Dr. Williams has 20 years in the education profession. She is a mother to two beautiful daughters and the NeeNee to one amazing granddaughter. Life has taught Mary that “A dream deferred isn’t a dream denied.”

Mary’s favorite mottoes are: “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a little extra.” and “With God ALL Things Are Possible.”

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