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SCECA District Presidents

Denise Stanley-Baker

Denise Stanley-Baker

President of District 1

Denise is working on earning her Associates Degree in Early Child Care. She is the Director and owner of Ms. Niecy’s Child Care in Goose Creek.

Psalm 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Karen Vido

Karen Vido

President of District 2
Karen has a Master of Arts in Teaching and is the Early Childhood Program Director at Florence-Darlington Technical College.
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
DeeDee Patton - SCECA Board of Governance

Dequetta Patton

President of District 3

Dequetta holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is presently a Pre-K teacher at Fort Mill Preparatory School.

"My passion is to love and teach each kid. My goal is   to one day have my own center."


Reggie Eargle

President of District 4

Reggie holds an EdS  Degree in Early Childhood Education and is a first grade teacher in the Newberry County School system.

"I love helping children be all they can be! Working with young children is my passion!"

Ashley Riddle

Ashley Riddle

President of District 5

Ashley holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She is currently a Little Grads teacher at Kids Zone in Greenville.

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

Stephanie Barton

Stephanie Barton

President of District 6

Stephanie is a 4K teacher at Clearwater Elementary School in the Aiken County Public School District. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology, a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, and has completed Reading Recovery training through Clemson University.  

“My passion is to meet my students where they are on their unique path of learning and be an advocate for them when they don't have a voice.”

Valerie Hall

Valerie Hall

President of District 7

Valerie holds a BA and MA in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a MAT in Special Education. She is currently a Literacy Coach in the Orangeburg School District, and serves as Site Director for CERDEP. 

"Early Childhood Education is essential in preparing children for success in life."