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Board of Directors

Reta Schaap
Chair, Board Chair
Email:  reschaap@hotmail.com
Reta has a B.Sc. degree from Illinois State University, and a Ms. Ed., graduation from Governors State University, Illinois. She has extensive experience within educational teaching, administrative and consulting capacities. A considerable portion of her background has been focused on “at risk schools, and families”. Several of Reta’s strengths are her organizational skills as well as problem solving capabilities, both of which she has utilized in various situations throughout her career.

Reta serves on the Service Committee of her church and coordinates the Back Pack Buddies Program for several schools in Georgetown County. Reta and her husband Larry have lived in the Pawley’s Island area and have two children Megan and Ryan. They also have two grandchildren.

Fedrick D. Cohens
Email:  fcohens@gcsd.k12.sc.us
Fedrick is the Principal of Kensington Elementary School in Georgetown. A native of Georgetown County, Fedrick earned a BA in Elementary Education from Coastal Carolina University and a M. Ed from The Citadel. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctorate in Education. Grant writing is one of Fedrick’s specialties. He has been successful in assisting several local civic and faith-based organizations with his proposals. Fedrick finds time to serve his church, Greater St. Paul’s AME, in various capacities: Youth Advisor, Trustee, and Sunday School Teacher.

He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and numerous professional organizations. Fedrick has been recognized professionally a number of times including Georgetown County First Year Teacher of the Year 1999-2000, and Georgetown County Distinguished Reading Teacher in 2003. Fedrick’s colleagues describe him as “highly professional, dedicated, and genuinely interested in the students.” He resides in Georgetown.

Myrtle Milton
Vice Chair
Email: mmilton@gcsd.k12.sc.us
Myrtle is the Director of Support Staff Personnel and Employee Programs for Georgetown County School District. A native of Georgetown County, with a B.S. Degree in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration from Kaplan University, she brings more than 19 years of Human Resources experience to the Board. Myrtle is the mother of two teenaged daughters. She is an event planner, certified tax preparer and owner and founder of CHARM (Character, Honesty and Respect Matters) Mentoring.

Myrtle has been successful in planning and organizing a variety of events to encourage and motivate teen girls. She is the recipient of numerous awards to include, 2009 Support Staff of the Year for Georgetown County School District Office. She is an active and dedicated member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church where she serves as Youth Director, VBS Director, Junior Missionary President and Women's Conference Chairperson.

Anne Mountford
Chair Program Committee
Email:  annemountford10@gmail.com
Anne and her husband Larry recently moved here from Lexington, Kentucky. Anne has a M.A. in Special Education from the University of Kentucky and a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from Coker College, in Hartsville, S.C. She also has a certification Diploma from St. Nicholas Montessori of the University of Kentucky.

In addition, she is also certified by the Kentucky Department of Education in Special Education for the following: Educable Mentally Handicapped Grades 1-12, Orthopedically Handicapped Grades 1-12, and Trainable Handicapped Grades 1-12. She has served as a board member and officer of several civic organizations. She has a married daughter.

Suzanne Zeddun
Email: szzeddun@yahoo.com

Sue has a B.S. Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and an M.S. Degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

She was a math coordinator for the Wauwatosa Public Schools, a Middle School Vice Principal and an Elementary School Principal. She has significant training in collaborative team building. Sue is a published author of a resource book on the teaching of mathematics and reading.

Sue has previously served two consecutive terms on the Miss Ruby’s Kids Board. She served as Vice Chair, Board Secretary and was a chairperson of the Program Committee. She also served two consecutive terms on the CASA 100 Board, a non-profit organization that raised money for spousal abuse victims.

Currently she is employed by the Rice Museum and is a Gallery/ Gift Shop/ and Program Administrator.

She and her husband Wally raised two sons and have two grandchildren in the DC area. Sue and Wally are avid University of Wisconsin Badger Fans.


Vaudrien Forsythe Ray
Email: vaudrienray@comcast.net
Vaudrien Forsythe Ray is the second grandchild of Ruby Middleton Forsythe, affectionately known as Miss Ruby. Mrs. Ray earned her B.S. degree from the College of Charleston in psychology, then received her M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees from the Citadel Graduate School. While working as a school psychologist, she yearned to impact the lives of students at an earlier age to offer less reactive approaches to serving children with challenges. This encouraged her to follow the familiar path of early childhood education. A legacy which began many years ago with Miss Ruby and her educator parents. For the past nine years, Mrs. Ray has owned and directed Ruby’s Academy Preschool and Child Care in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Mrs. Ray is past president of the South Carolina Early Childhood Association and holds membership in several associations to include the National Association of School Psychologist, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and Jack and Jill of American Inc.

She resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband, William and three children: Jonathan, Summer and William. Jonathan is currently attending UNC-Charlotte.

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