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Shequita Phillips

President of District 1

My name is Shequita Phillips. I am from Summerville, SC. I am married and have two children. I have an associate degree in early childhood education from Trident Technical College. I have worked in a child care center for just under 5 years. I am currently working at an elementary school as a resource assistant.

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out". - Dr. Seuss

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."
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LaTonya Boyd

President of District 3

LaTonya Boyd resides in Rock Hill, SC and has three children and one grandson. She worked for 18 years with Chester County First Steps as the Parent Educator Supervisor before becoming the Family Services/Community Partnership Manager for Carolina Community Actions Head Start/Early Head Start. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University.

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Sarah Griffin-District 4 President

Sarah Griffin

President of District 4

I have a Master’s degree is Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Reading, and Bachelor’s degree in Early childhood Education. I am a Kindergarten teacher in Newberry County.

“Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of a connection and INSISTS that they become the best they can possibly be.” -Rita Pierson

Jennifer Ciufo

Jennifer Cuifo

President of District 5

I live in Belton, SC with my two kids. I advocate for those who have special needs. I do not see kids with disabilities, but see a new and different way to learn. I have a Bachelors degree in ABA Psychology.

"Each child has a gift, everyone is opened at a different time."

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.”

Paula Durham-District 7 President

Paula Durham

President of District 7

Paula brings a wealth of child care experience to SCECA. She is the owner and director of Care-A-Lot Daycare Center in Sumter County and holds an AA in Early Childhood Education as well as a degree in Accounting and Computer Science. She served for over 10 years on the Sumter County First Steps Board and currently serves on the Early and Child Care Association council for Central Carolina Technical College. 

“I believe it takes a village to raise a child and I am proud to be part of the village.”