MSC Board Members

JoAnn 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 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.

Board President

Suzy Smith

Suzy is a native South Carolinian, born in Columbia. Suzy is married to Robert Smith. Their son, Banks Smith, is an upper elementary student at MSC. Banks has attended the school since he was a toddler. Robert, Suzy and Banks reside in Camden. Suzy is a Registered Nurse employed by South Carolina Oncology Associates in the Gynecologic Oncology Department. Suzy has served many roles on the Parent Advisory Council over the years and most recently accepted the position to serve as PAC President. Suzy is excited to serve on the Board of The Montessori School of Camden to aid in student and staff enrichment at MSC.

PAC President & Board Secretary


Lindsey Kilgo

As a child Lindsey Kilgo attended Montessori School of Newton in Newton, NC and is now a parent of a
Montessori child. Currently, Lindsey is the Director for Access Kershaw. In this role she leads the
program in Kershaw County that works to connect individuals with needed resources to enhance
residents overall wellbeing; with an emphasis on those that are uninsured and underinsured. Prior to
Access Kershaw, Lindsey worked for the SC Office of Rural Health leading several initiatives to support
rural communities to advance health equity. In other roles, Lindsey has the led the Healthy Outcomes
Program for Providence Hospitals as the Program Coordinator. Lindsey’s professional goal is to provide
integrated services through the development of relationships with both, individuals and the community
as a whole. Lindsey’s passion for teaching blossomed as a field instructor for the College of Social Work
at the University of South Carolina (USC). Her guidance has helped numerous social work students.
Lindsey has taught, part time, with the College of Social Work at USC.
Lindsey holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s of
Science degree from Western Carolina University. She feels an undeniable calling in life to promote the
social well-being and social justice for all people through advocacy, education and empowerment.
Lindsey lives in Columbia with her husband, their daughter and two dogs.

Board Member

Tiffany Atkins

Tiffany Atkins was born in San Diego, CA. Her parents served in the US Navy and they also lived in Oahu, HI before finally relocating to Peachtree City, GA. Tiffany attended the University of South Carolina and got her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies in 2007. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Mercer University in Macon, GA in 2010. She is barred in the state of Georgia. She briefly worked at King and Spalding as a project attorney in Atlanta, GA before returning to Columbia, South Carolina to work at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. She has been with the VA as a Rating Veterans Service Representative since 2010. Tiffany is married to Jerry Atkins, Jr., a Camden native, who works in Information Technology. They have two children, Evan and Cassidy. Evan has attended the school since he was two, and Cassidy since she was an infant. Tiffany is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and is an active member of Gaines Baptist Church.

Vice President & Headmaster Search Committee Chair

Katie Guinn

Kaitlyn Guinn was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She moved to South Carolina in 2007 to attend The College of Charleston. While a student, Kaitlyn had a calling to service and joined the South Carolina National Guard (SCNG) as a medic. After serving five years as a medic and deploying to Afghanistan, Kaitlyn was accepted into U.S. Army flight school and graduated as a rated Apache Pilot in 2015. From 2015-2018 she served as the Medical Evaluation Board's Officer in Charge to oversee the medical retirement process in the SCNG. From 2018-2020 She was the State Equal Employment Specialist, responsible for developing and monitoring the State Equal Employment Opportunity program for the SCNG and advised senior officials on EEO matters within the agency. In 2020, she went part time with the SCNG to be the CFO for The Catery on Broad in Camden, SC. She has lived in six different states throughout her military career, is a combat veteran and holds her commercial rotary wing pilot license. She belongs to various military and aviation professional organizations. She is involved with two women in STEM programs in Richland County and guest speaks at schools in Richland & Kershaw County. She and her Camden-native husband, Tripp Guinn, reside in Camden. They have two children, Lilli Guinn (Camden Middle School) & Eli Guinn (MSC Infant Class). Tripp & Katie are involved with the community by supporting Food for The Soul, United Way, The Community Health Clinic, COTA for Faith & Kershaw County Night to Shine.

Development Committee Chair

Jim Henry

Jim Henry is a native of Lancaster, SC. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with A B.S. in Criminal justice. He is a graduate of The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and has worked in law enforcement for 21 years. Jim currently is an Agent with The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Service where he supervises the intensive offender caseload as well as managing the GPS tracking program for the Kershaw county office. Jim also holds a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University. He is married to Dr. Lara Creel Henry who is a veteran educator in the Kershaw County School District and is currently teaching Social Studies at Lugoff-Elgin High School. They have three children: Jenna, Luke and Rachel. Rachel is currently a student in Primary at MSC. They reside in Elgin.

Governance & Policy Review Committee Chair

Caroline Ferguson

Caroline is a native of Lane, SC. She graduated from Valdosta State University with a BS in Sports
Medicine/Athletic Training. She continued her education as a graduate assistant with Vanderbilt Sports
Medicine and earned a Master’s of Sports Administration from Belmont University. Caroline then
became an assistant athletic trainer with Presbyterian College to teach health and human performance
while working with several sports teams. In 2011 she accepted an opportunity with the US Army at Fort
Jackson. With several job changes Caroline converted from Army to USAF-Shaw. Carline and her
husband, Joseph reside in Sumter. Their two daughters are students at MSC. Caroline is eager to assist
MSC in continued excellence.

Board Member

Joseph Folsom

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. Joseph, Denise, and Olivia reside in Camden.

Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Michael Conley

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.

Strategic Plan Committee Chair

Maria Pryor

Maria Pryor was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. She attended Escola Politicnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Vilanova i la Geltr (EPSEVG) for her Bachelors 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. Maria is currently the Chairman of the Evaluation Committee for the MSC Board of Directors.

Headmaster and Board Evaluation Committee Chair