The goal of the VirtualSC School Advisory Board is to obtain direct feedback from School Counselors, Administrators and Teachers in order to improve and evolve the VirtualSC program to best serve the needs of students. Board members provide feedback on registration cycles, program policy and procedure, program flexibility, communication and overall program improvement and vision.
Meet Our School Advisory Board
Anjail is the Director of School Counseling (RAMP certified program), at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, SC where she has been a School Counselor since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Master’s Degree (Agency Counseling) from Clemson University, her Ed.S. in Counselor Education from USC-Columbia, and is currently a doctoral student at Clemson University in the Ed.D. program in Education Systems Improvement Science. She has been National Board Certified in School Counseling since 2007 and currently serves on the following Advisory Boards: Bridges to a Brighter Future Program, Furman University, and the Mary Black School of Nursing Program at USC Upstate. She also recently served on the College Board’s SC School Counselor Advisory Board. Anjail serves as a district ADEPT Evaluator and State MENTOR for new School Counselors. She is an active member of the American School Counselor Association, Palmetto State School Counselor Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Junior League of Greenville. She lives in Powdersville with her loving husband, Retired USAF MSgt. Willie L. Bolden, Jr, who is an AFJROTC instructor, and her two awesome and active children: son, Anjalou and daughter, Willou. She enjoys traveling, attending her kids’ sporting events, cooking, and spending time with family and close friends.
Dr. Arthur Holmes
Charleston Development Academy’s (CDA) Assistant Principal Rev. Dr. Holmes tries to live by the motto “it is nice to be important, but more important to be nice.” That motto is the reason for his service to the community, especially in education. Others have recognized Rev. Dr. Holmes’ dedication to the Lowcountry as well. Late last month, the members of Holy Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church presented a resolution from the South Carolina House of Representatives (H.5541) for his 55th birthday and to show him appreciation and gratitude for his more than 30 years of community service and work in education. The resolution was introduced by State Representative David Mack, who represents the residents in the Remley’s Point Community of Mount Pleasant, along with several other Representatives. Rev. Dr. Holmes was moved and humbled by the award presented to him. His wife of 29 years, Souvillia C. Rice Holmes, was there by his side along with his children and siblings. In addition to his church family, other family members, former students, and classmates attended the celebration. The resolution notes that Rev. Dr. Holmes started his teaching career in 1987 as a third grade teacher and also was ordained in 1987 as an Itinerant Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church by Bishop F.C. James and received his first pastor’s appointment to pastor the Graniteville Circuit in Aiken and Graniteville, South Carolina in that same year. “This has just motivated me to do more with the time I have been blessed with in this life,” said Rev. Dr. Holmes. “I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my community in so many ways” In in addition to serving as the pastor of Holy Trinity AME Church in Mount Pleasant, Rev. Dr. Holmes serves on the District 23 Constituent Board in Charleston County School District. He is also part the Charleston Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and volunteers with his fraternity on the local, state, and regional levels.
Charlee lives in Columbia, SC with her husband and 4 young children. She has taught with VirtualSC for the past 7 years with the High School Program. Currently, she is the lead Social Studies teacher for the Middle School Program.
Cherise Jacobs has spent the last 18 years dedicated to education in various capacities. She began her educational career as GEAR UP Program Coordinator at Allendale-Fairfax High School and then advanced to become Irmo High’s Academic Dean of Students in 2005. She later transitioned into the role of Professional School Counselor in 2007 and continues to serve in that capacity at Irmo High School. Cherise’s educational background includes a Master's degree in Counselor Education from South Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Lander University. In addition, she received certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) from Coastal Carolina University. Cherise is very dedicated to Irmo High School and all of the students and families that she serves. She is passionate about helping her students reach their highest potential, while supporting them through academic and social/emotional hurdles, to ensure that they are successfully prepared for life after high school. She believes that by simply being present and available, students can grow, learn, succeed and overcome any obstacle that they are faced with. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her only niece, Ella Adell.
Dr. Emily McQuay
Dr. Emily McQuay received her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Clemson University, a master’s from the University of South Carolina in Library and Information Science, and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership. She previously taught 8th grade social studies and was an elementary and middle level media specialist prior to becoming an administrator. Before becoming director of the Fort Mill Virtual Academy, she served as assistant principal of Rock Hill High, Nation Ford High, and helped open Catawba Ridge High. She has been an educator for 20 years.
Jennifer Jordan currently serves as the Coordinator of Online Enrollment and Student Services for Horry County Schools. She has been in education for 15 years, previously serving as a school counselor and Director of Counseling at Carolina Forest High School and the Academy for the Arts, Science, & Technology in Myrtle Beach. As a native of South Carolina, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia College in 2003 and an Educational Specialist in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in 2005. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband Heath and her three children, William (5) and twins Caroline and Emma (1).
Mansa Joseph is the Assistant Principal of Instruction at Irmo Middle School. Mr. Joseph was the Lexington Richland District 5 Teacher of the Year in the 2016-2017 school year. Before entering the classroom, he was a student at Clemson University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Multi-Categorical Special Education. He later continued his education and received his Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan University. He is currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina working towards an Ed.S in Education Administration. He is a member of the Call Me MISTER program for male educators. As a former Clemson football player, Mansa is a member of the 2011 ACC Championship Team.
Neal Vincent, Ed.D. is superintendent of schools in Florence County School District 2. Prior to this position, his experience includes district director, principal, assistant principal, and teacher. Dr. Vincent has earned degrees from East Tennessee State University, Converse College, Clemson University, and the University of South Carolina.
Nikki is a highly-qualified high school Science teacher employed as an instructor at VirtualSC. She has been teaching with VirtualSC for eight years. She started teaching part-time for VirtualSC in 2013 and has been a member of the full-time teaching staff at VirtualSC since 2015. Nikki has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Erskine College, and she received her Master of Education degree in Online Teaching with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University-Portland. Nikki enjoys teaching because she loves molding the minds of her students through the curriculum, making a real difference in student lives, and sharing her love of learning with her students. She currently lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. Outside of work, Nikki enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with her family. She looks forward to working with the School Advisory Board to help the VirtualSC program evolve to best serve the needs of all students.
Dr. Stephanie Yarbrough
Dr. Stephanie Yarbrough’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from SC State University in 1994, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Furman University in 2000, an Education Specialist degree from University of SC in 2008 and a Doctorate from Converse University in May 2021. Stephanie is currently the Program Coordinator for the Satellite Diploma Program for Greenville County Schools, in Greenville SC. When she is not working she enjoys crafting and traveling with her family.