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Centers and Programs




America Reads

Linda Gambrell Director 864-650-2259

Arts and Creativity Lab

Alison Leonard Director 864-656-5117


Roy Jones Director 864-656-7915
Winston Holton Field Coordinator 864-656-6333
Mark Joseph Program Coordinator 864-656-1443
Tanya Miller Administrative Assistant 864-656-4646

Center of Excellence for Digital Media and Learning

Ryan Visser Director 864-656-5093

Center of Excellence for Innovation in Mathematics and Science / Inquiry in Motion

Sandy Linder Director 864-656-5102

Child Learning and Development Lab

Faiza Jamil Director 864-656-5126


Joe Ryan Executive Director 864-656-1531

Education Media Center

Tara Weekes Library Manager 864-656-3741
Cierra Townson Library Specialist 864-656-3741

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Sandy Addis Director 864-656-0957
Cairen Withington Assistant Academic Program Director 864-656-2873
John Gailer Assistant Academic Program Director 864-656-2675
Anna Wilson Information Resource Consultant 864-656-1734
Peg Chrestman Public Information Specialist 864-656-2874
Jennie Cole Research Associate 864-656-3875
Denise Gianforcaro Program Assistant 864-656-3882
John Peters Research Analyst 864-656-0253
Annette Bassett Administrative Assistant 864-656-1143

Reading Recovery®and Early Literacy Training Center for South Carolina

Celeste C. Bates Director 864-656-2046
Maryann McBride Teacher Leader 864-656-6149

Upstate Writing Project

Rebecca A. Kaminski Director 864-250-6723