Governance

For 2020 the Board will generally meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 PM in the Upper Elementary classroom. Any exceptions will be posted here. 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 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.

Nathaniel L'Heureux

Board Vice President

Nathaniel L’Heureux was raised in Palatka, Florida, and moved to South Carolina in 2002. He has been a resident of Camden for 14 years. He graduated from Central Carolina Technical College, St. Johns River State College, and 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 and the school nurse at the Montessori School of Camden.  Nathaniel and Teresa have a daughter, Stormy, who has been a student at the Montessori School of Camden since 2012. She is currently a second-year student in Upper Elementary. Nathaniel, Teresa, and Stormy reside in Camden.

April Wach

Board Secretary, 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.

Joseph Folsom

Board Treasurer and Finance Committee

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.

Tiffanie Bucci

Board Member

Tiffanie Bucci was born in Columbia, South Carolina and spent her formative years living mostly abroad with her four siblings and mother who served in the United States Navy. She attended Midlands Technical College for one year pursuing an associate in arts degree.  Tiffanie spent several years riding horses in North Carolina with an emphasis on dressage and quadrille. A change of residence brought her to Atlanta, Georgia where she taught hands-on science in an after school setting. She spent a few years living on the Big Island of Hawaii learning about native plants and the history of the islands before returning home to South Carolina. Tiffanie is an active member of Sumter's Home Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and does volunteer genealogy research for Sumter County Genealogical Society. She is married to Jameson Bucci, a classical guitar musician and master firefighter with Sumter Fire Department. They are raising their two children on their 30-acre homestead in Dalzell, SC.

Liza Caraglio

Board Member

Liza Caraglio has a daughter Emmerson is in her first year of Lower Elementary at MSC. Her husband Daniel is active duty Air Force at Shaw AFB. They have lived in South Carolina for 3 1/2 years and are originally from Connecticut. Emmerson is their only child. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and she owns a private practice in Sumter. She enjoys traveling as a family and spending time outdoors. She would love the opportunity to be more involved as a member of the Board of Directors. She and Daniel love being a part of the Montessori community and are eager to help in any way they can to support all the children in their academic and social journey.

Michael Conley

Community Relations Committee, Strategic Plan Committee

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.

Lynsey Dorion

Policy Committee

Lynsey Doiron is a proud mother of two children, a military spouse and Human Resource professional. She spent over 10 years traveling and pursuing her HR career in the corporate world until the birth of her first child in 2015. Since that time, she has refocused her career on consulting to allow her more time to support various organizations within the Air Force as well as a full-time mother. 

Lynsey’s education began with Montessori. She spent 2 years (ages 4-5) in a Montessori school in West Virginia before entering into public school. Lynsey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Communications from Roanoke College and a Masters in Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University.  Hobbies include travel, baking, crafting, decorating, and sewing.

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.

Brett Perry

Audit Committee, Policy Committee

After graduating from Coastal Carolina College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Brett Perry attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in the State of South Carolina since 1994 and has, since that time, lived a life of service to others. Mr. Perry has served in the military, worked as a law enforcement officer, worked in the field of international counter narco-terrorism, served as Deputy Solicitor for Kershaw County and is now in private practice in Camden. His son Dalton is a Junior at Chapin High School and plans on attending Clemson University in the fall of 2021.

Maria Pryor

Headmaster and Board Evaluation Committee

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. Maria is currently the Chairman of the Evaluation Committee for the MSC Board of Directors.

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Board Agendas

Board Minutes

For copies of older Board agendas or minutes please send a request to headmaster@montessori-camden.com

Headmaster: Dr. John Moncure

​Telephone: ​803-432-6828

Fax: 803-432-6422
Email: admin-assist@montessori-camden.com

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