Virtus Academy of South Carolina
Board of Directors
Dr. Thomas Ducey, Ph. D

Dr. Ducey is a Research Microbiologist with the United States Department of Agriculture.  He is a resident of the city of Darlington.  Dr. Ducey is a volunteer youth baseball coach, interested in STEM development and integration, and is the facilitator of the Virtus Academy LEGO Club.

Mr. Carlos O. Washington
Vice Chairman

Mr. Washington has been involved in a number of different volunteer organizations including Department of Juvenile Justice Board Member, former president of Florence Jr. Football League, School Foundation Member, Salvation Army Board Member, Florence Youth Basketball Board Member/Governance, and Student Discipline.

Dr. Marie DeVincenzo, Ph. D.

Dr. DiVincenzo is a professor of Marketing at Francis Marion University.  She incorporates PBL into her courses at FMU and wants to help build a foundation in the K-12 area to help set her students up for success later in life.  She is involved in faculty governance and the accreditation processes at both the school and university levels at Francis Marion University.

Ms. Stacy Coleman

Ms. Coleman is a financial analyst for McLeod Health.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Ms. Coleman is an active member of Greenwood Baptist Church.

Dr. John Atkins, MD
Board Member

Dr. Atkins is a pulmonologist with Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC.  He is a veteran of the United States Army Medical Corps. Dr. Atkins is a graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point.

Mrs. Cherry Gerrald
Board Member

Mrs. Gerald is the Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of Citizens Bank in Florence,  SC.  She is active in many church and community volunteer organizations as well as business development for Florence.

Mr. Gary Summerfield Jr., FNP
Board Member

Mr. Summerfield is a nurse practitioner at The Medical University of South Carolina Emergency Department,  Florence campus.  He is a former captain in the United States Air Force Reserves and a United States Army Veteran of Operation Desert Storm/Shield.  Mr. Summerfield is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church Florence, SC.  

Mrs. Amanda Tyner, RN
Board Member

Mrs. Tyner is a South Carolina State Board certified registered nurse liaison for McLeod Health, Nurse Case Manager, and an experienced event planner.  She is involved in area economic growth.  She is also an experienced public speaker.

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Virtus Academy of South Carolina does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, immigration status, national origin, disability, or handicap in its educational programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

For questions pertaining to Section 504 or Special Education, and for questions pertaining to Title IX contact Mrs. Heather Williams:

Virtus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We will be able to provide a receipt for donations for tax purposes.


Virtus Academy is a SC Public Charter School authorized by The Charter Institute at Erskine