Board of Directors
Harmony School’s Board of Directors is a volunteer group that assists the schools administration and operations. Our current Board is comprised of four former Harmony School parents and our Director. The board welcomes inquiries and comments at any time.
Urica P. Floyd joined the Harmony school board June 2018. She currently works as the Staff Associate for Distance Learning at the Municipal Association of South Carolina and is responsible for their distance learning and training programs for mayors and council members across the state. Prior to the Association Urica worked at South Carolina ETV, where she worked for nine years as a multimedia producer and web project leader and as a K-12 art teacher for six-years prior to her work at SCETV. Urica earned a bachelor’s of fine arts from Clemson University and a master’s of media arts from the University of South Carolina. Urica is an independent filmmaker and is the webmaster for two non-profit organizations in Columbia.
Urica sits on the board of three non-profit organizations: the South Carolina Council for African American Studies, Vice President; DD&J Foundation, board member; and Harmony School, board member. Urica is actively involved with her church, Krst Universal Temple and is the webmaster and newsletter director. Urica is the mother of two daughters with her husband Roddrick Floyd, and is also involved with her children’s school. She is a member of the Brockman Elementary School PTO and is the Brockman yearbook designer. Urica’s youngest daughter, Raniyah, attended Harmony school as a primary student prior to attending Brockman and has attended Summer School at Harmony for the past 5 years.
Deborah Holmes has been a classroom teacher for 38 years, which includes 5 years as a resource teacher (grades 1-5 multi-age teaching) in a public school, 4 years as an elementary teacher (grades 1-5 multi-age teaching) and 29 years as a preschool/k teacher (multi-age teaching) at Harmony School. Debbie has also been the Director while teaching at Harmony School for 33 years.
Deborah Holmes has a B.S. degree in Mental Retardation from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, May 1979, Summa Cum Laude. Designated by the department of Human Services as the recipient of the “Outstanding Senior Award” for the 1978-79 academic years. More recently, in 2016, Deborah received an award from the Palmetto Center for Women for her outstanding achievements and contributions to her profession and community. In addition she has taken graduate level courses to be certified to teach preschool handicap children, as well as classes in learning disabilities and music.
Debbie has served on the Harmony School Board from 1994 to the present.
While Debbie is not teaching she is working at her 10-acre farm near Asheville, N.C.
As an employee of the South Carolina Department of Social Services since 2006, Dawn Stoner licenses residential care facilities for children throughout the state. She has been previously employed as Director of Programs at Central United Methodist Church in Newberry, SC and Family Support Coordinator at Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity. Dawn holds an MPA degree from the University of South Carolina (2005) and a BA in Religion from Columbia College (2001).
She has shown a life-long interest in the education of children and, as a college student, founded the Clubhouse After-school Program for children in the Eau Claire Community. She has also served as a volunteer at Koinonia Partners, Inc. in Americus, GA, member of the Arden Elementary School Improvement Council, president of the College Place Community Council, founding board member of the Eau Claire Promise Zone and chairperson of the Richland County First Steps Early Head Start Policy Council. She currently serves as chairperson of the Wesley United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry.
Dawn enjoys yoga, political activism and traveling with both her husband Stuart, who is a Montessori-certified educator, and her son, Seth.
Harmony Board meets the first Wednesday of every month. Posted here are the minutes from those meetings.