Rhonda Willis serves as S2TEM Centers SC Regional Coordinator in the Lowcountry Region and is Learning Forward SC’s President-Elect. Rhonda has been in the field of education since 1980. Early in her career, she spent 12 years teaching elementary school and then 16 years teaching middle school and high school mathematics. She has certifications in elementary, middle school, and high school mathematics and has a GT endorsement. She also is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Mathematics. After 28 years in the classroom, she accepted a position as a district K-12 Curriculum Director. After serving in this capacity for 10 years, she took the opportunity to join S²TEM Centers SC as Regional Coordinator.
Rhonda holds a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on curriculum and integrating technology in the classroom from Walden University and a B.S. in elementary education from Columbia International University in South Carolina as well as a B. S in secondary mathematics from the University of South Carolina.
Dallas Erwin works for South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science (SCCMS) as the STEAM Outreach Associate where she works alongside the director to create STEAM related community events, including the iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival in downtown Greenville, SC. As a young professional herself, Dallas is excited to be working in a capacity that allows her to begin preparing other young people for life-long careers which ignite in them passion and excitement. In her role, Dallas hopes to apply her creativity and energy in ways that inspire community involvement and continued commitment in the SCCMS mission. Previous to joining full time, she worked as the communications intern. In this role, she was able to expand her knowledge of community relations, event planning, and marketing while working with community partners and team members.
A recent graduate of Clemson University, Dallas earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management. While a student at Clemson, Dallas spent a majority of her time engaged in leadership and mentoring roles. She coached first year students in navigating their college experiences as a Resident Assistant and served as a liaison and voice to other student leaders as a Community Development Assistant. When not doing work, Dallas can be found painting, drawing, or gardening.