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Chair's Welcome


"Those of us who serve on the Fairfield County Education Foundation Board hope you will support our efforts to help attract the very best educators possible to our Fairfield County School District.  In order for our district to continue its progress towards providing an excellent education for all of our students, we must make our district and community an attractive and welcoming destination for those educators we seek to recruit and retain.

The growing teacher shortage in South Carolina and the Nation requires every school district to strengthen its competitive advantages, as it competes for the very best educators. The proposed village, a residential community for educators, will allow our district to be a state and national leader in providing educators with attractive and affordable housing, in close proximity to their schools, and provide unparalleled opportunities for teachers to collaborate.  We hope you will learn more about our efforts to help make Fairfield County Schools a desirable place for the very best educators to do their very best work.

Dr. Sue Rex, Chair

Professor Emeritus | Winthrop University 

Our History and Vision

The Fairfield School District in Winnsboro, S.C. established its first Education Foundation in 2018.  Because our state and nation are currently faced with a serious teacher shortage, especially in rural districts, our Foundation has set as our first priority for 2023-2024 to build the state’s first residential village for Educators. Driving to rural counties every day is a real detriment to recruiting and retaining teachers, and we believe providing safe, attractive housing options will give Fairfield a real advantage in attracting outstanding teachers to join with us in providing an excellent education for our children.


Our second goal for 2023-2024 is to raise funds for student scholarships, faculty research, and special educational opportunities. The Foundation intends to work towards establishing an endowment, which will allow the Foundation to use a portion of the earned investment income from the corpus each year and allow this endowment to grow each year in perpetuity.  Our Foundation is currently working hard to submit grants locally and nationally and to inform businesses and individual donors as to how they can help make a difference for our Fairfield School District.

Meet Our Board Members

Darryl Huger


Vice Chair/Board Member

Senior Communications Specialist

Dominion Energy of SC

Larry Johnson Jr.


Treasurer/Board Member

Senior Accountant,

LTC Management Solutions

Dr. J.R. Green


Ex Officio Member

Fairfield County Schools District

William Frick, Esq.

Board Member

Sixth Circuit Deputy Public Defender

2019 S.C. Public Defender of the Year


Kyreem Oakes


Board Member

2023-24 Fairfield County Schools
District Teacher of the Year
Mathematics Teacher

Fairfield Elementary School 

Veronica Thomas

Board Member

2021-22 Fairfield County Schools

District Teacher of the Year

STEAM Early College Academy/

Dual Enrollment Programs Coordinator

Mathematics Teacher/Adjunct Professor

Fairfield Central High School

Fairfield County Adult Education

Clem Wood

Secretary/Board Member


Admissions Director,
Pruitt Health

Lisa Brandenburg


Asst. Treasurer/Board Member

(Retired) Coordinator of Intervention Services for Fairfield County Schools District

Marissa Davis


Board Member

2022-23 Fairfield County Schools
District Teacher of the Year
Instructional Facilitator,

McCrorey Liston School of Technology 

Saundra Ross Johnson

Board Member

Senior Advisor to Governor of Delaware

Former Cabinet Secretary for Housing & Human Resources

Winnsboro Native

Dr. Shirley Davis Seibles


Board Member

Retired Fairfield County 9-1-1

Ordained Elder, Zion Hopewell Full Gospel Family Worship Center

Gilbert, S.C


Dillon Pullen


Board Member

President of the Fairfield County Chamber


Missy Jennings


Board Member

Retired Financial Services and Fairfield County Pickleball Club Board Member

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