SCECA District Presidents
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
Ojetta “Beth” Rhue
I am Ojetta E Rhue known as Beth. I am a native of Georgetown where I attended school. I have two daughters and a pica- poo named Yeezy. I hold a BS in Early Childhood from South Carolina State University and a Masters from Capella University. Presently I am working on my EdS at Northcentral University.
My teaching tenure includes working in Georgetown, Florence, Williamsburg and Richland counties. Presently, I teach 4K CERDEP at Andrews Elementary. I am a member of NAEYC, SCEA, IRA, SCECA, Georgetown Coalition of Early Learning and Foundations of School Leadership. My ambition is to support, edify, and strengthen early learning education for the 21st century. Together we can, as we “build today….tomorrows’ future.” Thank you for having me aboard!
Quote: "Where much is given, much is required"
Erica is the Owner & Director of Love N Cherish Academy in Rock Hill, SC. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences/Child Development from South Carolina State University and has over 15 years experience in Early Care and Education. Erica is elated to serve as the President of District 3 and looks forward to helping other reach their goals.
"All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them." Viola Davis
Hello everyone! My name is Jody Sawyer and I am so humbled and excited to be the new President for District 4. A little about me, I am a graduate of USC-Aiken where I acquired a B.S. degree in Clinical Psychology. I also hold an Associate degree in Early Childhood from Piedmont Technical College-Newberry. I have worn many hats, from owning my own daycare to being a Director of a center, but my first love is being in the classroom. I currently work as a 4K Lead Teacher at Thornwell CDC in Clinton, SC where I have been for six years. My husband Scott and I have five children and two wonderful grandchildren.
A quote I try to live by was given to me by my wonderful daddy he always said, “Every day above the ground is a good day! Go out and make the most of it!”
Aramis Hillary is a small business owner and real estate investor. He owns The Hillary Group and Little Folks Daycare. He is a native South Carolinian with a background in team leadership and management. He is a former collegiate athlete at The University of South Carolina and Coastal Carolina. He is one of the top independent real estate producers across the state with a diversified portfolio of commercial, residential and rehab properties.
Quote: “Learning is the most important part of our day.”
Dr. Anthony Broughton
Dr. Anthony Broughton is an award-winning educator, college professor, and Site Coordinator for the Call Me MISTER program at Claflin University. He holds degrees from Benedict College, Columbia College, and the University of South Carolina. He also holds educational certificates from Harvard University and Cornell University. Dr. Broughton, affectionately known by children as “MiSTER B,” provides interactive and culturally responsive videos and performs throughout the country. Dr. Broughton serves on the Board of NAEYC as well as President of District 7. He is a proud life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
A quote that I live by is:
“To whom much is given, much is required. Thus, we must give our best to our children”