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Rachel Byrd, School Director
Rachel Byrd, School Director

I come from a sister school, where I was the Assistant Director for four years. I actually started with this school in 1999, working in many classrooms such as Beginners, 2A, 3B, and Pre-K classes. I've worked in three separate statewide centers. I have four children who have all attended Cadence Academy Schools. I am a strong advocate of Cadence Academy's brand promise and curriculum being a solid building block of a child's educational foundation.

Vicky Lewis, Assistant Director
Vicky Lewis, Assistant Director

I am the mother of 2 children Melissa, and Chris. My children have blessed me with 4 of the most precious grandchildren, Baylee, Landon, Caden, and Clea, (I'm a very proud grandma). I have been in childcare for many years. I have been with here since the doors have opened (20+ years). I just love children and what better profession could I be in?!?

Mamie Mack, Teacher
Mamie Mack, Teacher

I am happily married. I have 3 children who are all college graduates. I also have 3 grandchildren. I have fourteen years of education. I've been a foster parent for 14 years and I have worked for Cadence Academy for 16 years. I am a member of Mt. Pilgrim Family Life Center where I serve as Deaconess, a New Member Orientation Teacher, and head of the Hospitality Committee. I enjoy reading and ministering to people.

Sheila Shaw, Teacher
Sheila Shaw, Teacher

My name is Sheila Shaw. I am married with 2 children. I moved to Columbia in 1991 from Greenville, SC. I have had a passion for children for about 20 years. I absolutely love what I do. I coach t-ball and serve as fundraiser coordinator for Caughman Road Parks and Recreations. I am a member of the Ladies of Essence, a non-profit organization. I am also a member of the "Books are Knowledge" book club. I serve as a volunteer as Ronald McDonald House. I love to read, travel, laugh, and have fun. As a member of Word of God Ministries, I have learned to put God first and the rest will follow.

Mae Ruth Wright, Teacher
Mae Ruth Wright, Teacher

I was born in Sumter County and graduated from Maywood High School. I am happily married with two boys. I have been in childcare for the past 19 years. I love shopping, cooking, housekeeping, listening to music, and singing.


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1130 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29223
Two Notch Rd & Sparkleberry Ln



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:30pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Northeast, Columbia, SC