Virtus Academy

Our Board of Directors

We believe children deserve to learn, lead, and succeed.

Virtus Academy is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, professionals, and parents dedicated to powering the future of our students, teachers, and school community.

Chairman
Dr. Ducey is a Research Microbiologist. 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.
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.
Treasurer
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.
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.
Board Member
Mr. Don Strickland serves as the Executive Director at Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority. He attended Francis Marion University where he earned his BA in Business Management as well as attending the Non-Profit Leadership Institute and Non-Profit Grants Management Training. He currently serves on several non-profit boards in the Pee Dee Region. Mr. Strickland and his family reside in Darlington county.
Board Member
Mr. Kozacki is an attorney with the Attorneys of Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. in Florence. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Kozacki is a current or former member of the S. C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Committee, Workers’ Compensation Law Committee, and the Law/Physician Relationship Committee. His civic involvement includes volunteer work for the Institute of Faith and Justice, coaching youth athletics, and membership in the Florence Kiwanis Club.
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.
Board Member
Mr. Echols is the Director of Community and Minority Enterprise at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Echols received his Bachelor of Arts from Claflin University. Mr. Echols has served on the Board since 2021.
Board Member
Mr. Hill is a Nuclear Control Room Supervisor at Duke Energy in Timmonsville, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science from Francis Marion University. Mr. Hill has served on the Board since 2021.

Board Meetings & Minutes

Our Board meets on the last Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. 

2021–2022

6PM Tue, Jun 28, 2022

Regular

6PM Tue, May 31, 2022

Regular

6PM Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Regular

6PM Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Regular

6PM Tue, Mar 15, 2022

Special

6PM Mon, Feb 28, 2022

Regular

6PM Tue, Jan 25, 2022

Regular

6PM Tue, Dec 21, 2021

Regular

6PM Tue, Nov 30, 2021

Regular

1PM Wed, Nov 24, 2021

Emergency

6PM Mon, Nov 8, 2021

Special

6PM Tue, Oct 26, 2021

Regular

6PM Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Regular

6PM Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Regular

6PM Fri, Aug 20, 2021

Special

6PM Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Regular

6PM Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Emergency