Roger Smith is the former Executive Director of The South Carolina Education Association ( SCEA). He is known for his strong advocacy for public schools, students, teachers and school employees.
Don D. Doggett is working to strengthen public schools and maximize achievement in McCormick County, South Carolina. Doggett previously served as a senior technical assistance consultant with the American Institutes for Research and the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), supporting state education agencies, as they assisted schools and districts.
Wesley L. Boykin, Ph.D., M.P.H. has more than 25 years of successful experience as a researcher, program evaluator, strategic planner and administrator in the fields of education and human services in both the public and private sectors.
Blake joined SCORS while conducting research for his Master’s program at Francis Marion University. His passion for education and public policy joined in perfect harmony when he began looking into education funding in South Carolina.
Dr. Arnold Hillman has been associated with Bright Futures Unlimited, a consulting and advocacy firm devoted to bringing schools and communities together to solve local problems. As with all his efforts on behalf of schools and the communities they serve, Dr. Hillman brings a particular “can-do” approach to his work.
Carol Hillman is the founder and president of Bright Futures Unlimited, a consulting and advocacy firm devoted to encouraging rural students to attend college. The firm was created in 1986 when Hillman was teaching gifted students in a poor rural school district in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Vashti K. Washington is a native of Charleston, SC and has spent more than 37 years serving children and families in public education in rural and urban school districts (Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester 2, Dorchester 4, Charleston and Jasper Counties) in South Carolina.