About The Board

Royal Live Oaks Academy of the Arts & Sciences Charter School Board


Amleht Alston is employed as a Middle School Counselor.  She holds a Master's degree and is completing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  Ms. Alston has served in various leadership roles and at one time was a Residential Counselor/Behavior Manager for Emotionally Disabled Children.  She is one of the founding Charter Committee members of RLOA.  Contact: amleht843@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2017.


Kelli Boniecki is the Director of Early Care & Education Instructor/Coordinator at the Technical College of the Lowcountry and serves on the Beaufort School Readiness Committee and the United Way Education Impact Committee.  She formerly served as the State Director of Early Childhood for South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness and as a Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 4th grade teacher in the Beaufort County School System.  Ms. Boniecki received a dual Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and Education and a doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education is in process.  Contact:  kelli.boniecki@rloacs.org.  Her term ends in December 2018.


Anne Bridgers, a resident of Ridgeland, has had a 42-year career in education.  She has taught in both public and private schools.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international teacher’s organization.  She retired from teaching in 2011 and has pastored Port Royal United Methodist Church for the last four years.  Ms. Bridgers is involved in many local community initiatives such as Relay for Life and is passionate about children’s education to which her many years in education testify.  Anne.bridgers@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2018.


Gregory Chambers, CRFA, PA-C, MBA, Board Treasurer, is the Director of St. Luke Missionary Hospice, with offices in Bluffton, Beaufort, and Savannah.  He is also a Certified Physician Assistant, licensed in South Carolina.  Mr. Chambers has extensive experience in business as a Certified Public Accountant in corporate finance, commercial lending, retail banking, and private business.  He has served on the school board of Clarion Area School District in Pennsylvania and on several not-for-profit boards over the years.  Mr. Chambers also served as Adjunct Professor, Clarion University of Pennsylvania for 2 years, teaching Finance and Auditing.  He and his wife have been avid supporters of RLOA’s Performing Arts program, donating both money and time to our students’ development.  Greg.chambers@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2018.


Sheree Darien, Board Secretary, is a former bank manager who is extremely active in the community.  She is a Commissioner for Jasper County for Technical College of the Lowcountry.  In addition, Mrs. Darien is on the Board of the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce, the Jasper County Community Fund, and St. Peters Parish.  She is also a Rotarian.  She is one of the founding Charter Committee members of RLOA.  Contact: sheree.darien@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2017.


Harry (Rob) McBrayer, Chair, is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who owns a very active veterinary practice in Ridgeland.  He is an advocate for improving education in Jasper County and project-based learning.  Dr. McBrayer is involved in Jasper County politics and a strong believer in children understanding the importance of The Constitution and how our government works.  He is one of the founding Charter Committee members of RLOA.  Contact: rob.mcbrayer@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2017.


Sergio Nuno is an RLOA parent and a local business owner. He and his wife Maria own a small tortilla factory on Main Street. Their philosophy is that businessmen must paddle up creek, like a salmon who will fight against the current, swimming upstream.  Contact:  sergio.nuno@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2018.


Deanne Spikes is an agent with SC Farm Bureau Insurance for 14 years, servicing clients with all their insurance needs. She is the former owner of Cripple Crab Restaurant and Spikes Engines.  She is a member of the A-Tax Committee for the City of Hardeeville as well as the Chairperson for the Hardeeville Catfish Festival Committee.  Mrs. Spikes has served as both a full time and reserve police officer in Hardeeville as well as a board member for the Greater Hardeeville Chamber of Commerce. She has also volunteered with her church and other groups in the community when they have needed a helping hand.  Contact:  deanne.spikes@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2018.


Eunice Spilliards, M.A., Board Vice-Chair, is a mother, grandmother, and retired teacher and school administrator with more than 40 years of experience working with students in Jasper County.  Her experience spans both private and public education.  Mrs. Spilliards has a wealth of experience and particular insight into the challenges of children of poverty and those with disabilities.  She has mentored countless teachers and administrators and is a member of several boards, including the Palmetto Electric Cooperative Board.  Mrs. Spilliards has volunteered many hours of service promoting RLOA's vision. Contact: eunice.spilliards@rloacs.org.  Term ends in December 2018.     

The Royal Live Oaks Academy of the Arts & Sciences Charter School is authorized by the South Carolina Department of Education through the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD). Royal Live Oaks Academy of Arts and Sciences Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, religion, immigrant status, or national origin in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and Other designated youth groups. For questions pertaining to:
1. Precious Barr - Director for Guidance & Careers, 843-784-2630
2. Kattia Chaves-Herrera - Director for Title I, III (ESOL), and VI, 843-784-2630
3. Dana Anderson- Operations & Personnel Manager, 843-784-2630
4. Shalonda Toomer - SPED Coordinator, 843-784-2630
5. Amy Kaufman - Elementary Director & RtI Coordinator, *843-784-2630
6. Terri James-Moss - Director for Middle-High & Curriculum, *843-784-2630*
7. Mary Morse - Registrar & PowerSchool Administrator, 843-784-2630
8. Dr. Karen Wicks - Executive Director/Principal 843-784-2630
9. Brian Morse, Chief Academic Officer, 843-784-2630
10. All of the above persons may be reached by mail at the following address: PO Box 528, Hardeeville, SC 29927
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