Governance

For 2019 the Board will generally meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:15 PM in Beard Hall Conference Room. And exceptions will be posted here. Two future Board meeting have been scheduled on a different pattern:  21 November at 6 PM, and 16 December at 6 PM. Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be found at the bottom of this page. To contact the Board Chair click on the word "Chair" below.

Joan McCulley

After graduating from South Dakota State University and University of North Dakota Joan became an elementary school teacher on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. Her journey has consisted of living in 6 US states, visiting several European and Central America countries, owning a day care center, being a foster parent to troubled teens and having 4 different live-in European au pairs as our children were growing up. She retired after 33 years with Siemens Medical as a software requirements engineer. She and her husband Daryl live on Lake Wateree with their 8 year old granddaughter, Vanessa, who attends MSC. Her life journey has been full of adventure. Her closest friends tell her that she should write a book but they caution her that people would think the story had been misclassified and should have been in the Fiction aisle. The banners she continues to promote in my retirement are education, mental health and addiction recovery.

Robert Smith

Vice Chair

Robert and Suzy, his wife of 17 years, are the proud parents of Banks Smith, a rising 3rd year lower elementary student at MSC. Robert earned his bachelors degree from Clemson University, becoming the fourth generation of his family to do so, and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from The Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently a Clinical Informatics Educator with Palmetto Health as well as a Cardiovascular Sonographer at Lexington Medical Center.

Joseph Folsom

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Joseph Folsom grew up and attended school in Camden, SC. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a bachelor's of science degree in accounting in 2003. He went on to earn his master's degree in accountancy with an emphasis on taxation in 2004. After completing the required post graduation two year work experience requirement and passing the CPA exam, Joseph received his CPA license in 2006. Joseph currently owns and operates his own public CPA firm, Joseph Folsom CPA, LLC. Joseph is married to Denise Folsom, a pharmacist at the Camden Wal-Mart. Joseph and Denise have one daughter, Olivia who has been a student at the school starting with the toddler class and is currently a student in lower elementary. Joseph, Denise, and Olivia reside in Camden.

Michael Conley

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Michael Conley was born in Lancaster, South Carolina. Michael and Eva Conley have lived in Kershaw County since 2011 but both are originally from Kershaw, SC. They have two children, Morgan who is six and Quinn who is four. Morgan is in Lower Elementary at MSC. Presently, Michael is the Director of Planning and Zoning for Kershaw County where he has worked since 2015. He has been working in local government in South Carolina since 2006. After serving four years in the US Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Michael obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Additionally, Michael sits on the Executive Board of the United Way of Kershaw County, is a member of West Wateree Rotary Club, and is on the Board of Directors of the PLAY Foundation.

Sharon Huffstetler

PAC President

Sharon Huffstetler has a passion for psychology, background in Human Resource Management, and is loving learning about Montessori philosophy — and that her oldest son is thriving in the environment at MSC. She will  have two enrolled in the upcoming school year, with one still at home. You can often find Sharon at the Kershaw County and Sumter County Farmers Market on Fridays and Saturdays where she sets up a booth advertising her professional services as a longarm quilter and memory quilt maker. Sharon‘s husband and the father of their three sons Kai, Ivan, and Cyril, is retired from the US Air Force. Gaming on PS4 is a family hobby for the adults and giant Legos construction is enjoyed by all. She looks forward to serving the parents and children of MSC as PAC president. Het plans include fundraising for additional outdoor picnic tables and creating school wife opportunities for community building.

Ira Lewis

Board Member

Ira Lewis was born and raised in Chattanooga Tennessee.  After graduation from high school he enlisted into the Army as an Infantry Rifleman and served two tours in Iraq.  After his time in service he received his Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga.  He moved to South Carolina in 2016 and in 2017 he began sending his two children to MSC.  Currently he has one child in Lower Elementary and one in Primary C.  He currently works for the Department of Health Environmental Control as an Environmental health Specialist.

Nathaniel L'Heureux

Board Member

What'Nathaniel L’Heureux was raised in Palatka, Florida, and moved to South Carolina in 2002. He has been a resident of Camden for 12 years. He graduated from Central Carolina Technical College, St. Johns River State College, and is currently enrolled in a graduate program at Jacksonville University. He is an active member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He has worked for KershawHealth Medical Center since 2005, and became licensed as a Registered Nurse in 2007. He has obtained dual speciality certifications in emergency and critical care nursing, and is currently a night shift charge nurse in the emergency department. He has formerly served on several professional development committees, and, prior to the charter transition, was a former member of the MSC board. Nathaniel is married to Teresa L’Heureux, a Registered Nurse at KershawHealth Medical Center. Nathaniel and Teresa have a daughter, Stormy, who has been a student at MSC since 2012. She is currently a first-year student in Upper Elementary. Nathaniel, Teresa, and Stormy reside in Camden.

Ken Newman

Community Relations Committee Co-Chair

Ken Newman is a graduate of Camden High School and Clemson University where he majored in Finance. A well-known local entrepreneur, Ken is the CEO of Newman Furniture Companies of South Carolina and CEO of Oak Hill Properties. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Kershaw County Red Cross, and Camden Montessori School. He and his wife Miriam have been married for 37 years. Their children attended the Montessori school and now a grandchild is in the Primary class and a child in Upper Elementary.

Maria Pryor

Policy Review Committee Chair

Maria Pryor was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. She attended Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Vilanova i la Geltrú (EPSEVG) for her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Electronics and Automatic Control Engineering. She worked for a several years with a scholarship program in the computer department at ESADE Business School and taught Microsoft Office and Html Pages. Maria worked for a number of years in a publicity company (RG en Movimineto) in Barcelona. In 2005, she moved to SC and enrolled in EPI (English Programs for Internationals), and at Midlands Technical College where she received her Associate in Engineering Technology in Electronics Engineering Technology in 2008. She started to work at Mansion Decorating of SC, Inc. with her husband where she is an estimator and accounting executive. She is the mother of two children, Dylan and Logan who have attended the Montessori School of Camden since they were Infants. Together, Maria and David believe in the Montessori philosophy for their children.

April Wach

Development Committee Chair

April Wach has been the Director of Emergency Services for KershawHealth for the past seven years. She moved to Columbia in 1990 and graduated from Midlands Technical College with an Associate in Nursing in 2001. She obtained her Bachelor's in Nursing, from Western Governor's University, in 2017.
She has been married to her husband, Christopher Wach, for 11 years. Her husband is a retired Infantry solider, from the United States Army. We shares a passion of giving back to the community.
One of her main reasons for being interested in being on the MSC Board is that she believes that education, and the educational environment we provide is fundamental to the future of our youth. Working with our youth and helping with their education is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling services we can provide to our community and children.

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Headmaster: Dr. John Moncure

​Telephone: ​803-432-6828

Fax: 803-432-6422
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