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Meet the Team

Below you will find SC CCR&R's staff and coaches. Together we work to increase accessibility to and frequency of quality, affordable child care in the state of South Carolina.


Monica Akers-Bellamy, M.Ed.

Family Child Care Quality Coach: Upstate & Pee Dee

Heather Reyes, M.Ed.

Family Child Care Quality Coach: Midlands & LowCountry

Joy Huyck

Dual Language Learner Quality Coach

Andrea Cureton, M.S.

Quality Coach: Clarendon, Sumter, Lee, Florence

Linda Doherty, M.Ed.

Quality Coach: Pickens & Greenville

Kimberly Draughn

Quality Coach

Tunisiann Howard, M.S.

Quality Coach

Bonnye Hughes Peebles, M.Ed.

Quality Coach: Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Saluda, & Edgefield

Taneisha Knox, M.S.

Quality Coach

Sherry Ly Ching Chen King, M.M.

Quality Coach: Spartanburg, Laurens, Union, & Cherokee

Julia Laporte, M.Ed.

Quality Coach: McCormick, Aiken, Orangeburg, & Calhoun

Alison McDowell

Quality Coach

Kimberly Sowell, M.A.

Quality Coach: Kershaw (excluding Blythewood) & Richland

Monica Stukes

Quality Coach: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Marlboro

Leslie Terry, M.Ed.

Quality Coach: Barnwell, Bamberg, Allendale, Hampton, Colleton, Jasper, & Beaufort

Manija Torian

Quality Coach: Marion, Horry, & Georgetown

Cassandra Young-Carter, M.B.A.

Quality Coach: York, Chester, Lancaster, & Blythewood