The St. David’s Episcopal School Board directs the operations and ministry of the School and Daycare. Made up of individuals who care deeply about the ministry of St. David’s Episcopal School & Daycare, they meet regularly, along with the School Director, to resolve issues and plan improvements and development for the School.
|Seated, L-R: Lou Hendley, Vickie Buckner, Peggy Michaux; standing L-R, Sally Powell, Anne Pate. Not shown; Victoria Lowery
St. David’s Episcopal School Board Members
Vickie Davis Buckner
School Board President, graduated from Chesterfield High School and went on to earn a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Elementary Education Administration & Supervision from Winthrop University, in addition to more than thirty hours of advanced courses in Early Childhood Education at University of South Carolina.
Mrs. Buckner served for 36 years with Chesterfield County Schools as Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Principal and Principal. She further taught Early Childhood Education courses at Northeastern Technical College, and served for five years as Principal of St. David’s Episcopal School.
She and her husband Jeff Buckner live in Cheraw and attend St. David’s Episcopal Church. In addition to serving the church, she enjoys reading, flower gardening, and baking, and is active in Four Seasons Garden Club, Cheraw Red Hats, Cheraw Book Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma.
is a Cheraw native and graduate of Cheraw High School. She attended Columbia College and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, then married and spent the next thirteen years moving up and down the East Coast with her husband’s U.S. Navy commitment and early work years. They settled in Cheraw, their home town, and Lou spent the next 47 years raising three children and multiple dogs.
She is a life member of St. David’s Episcopal Church where she serves on the Altar Guild and served many years in the Choir.
Mrs. Hendley taught at St. David’s Episcopal School for 45 years! She especially enjoyed teaching music to 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. She and the children prepared special programs to celebrate all of the major holidays of the school year.
Married to retired accounting firm owner Tom Hendley, they continue to live in one of the beautiful historic homes of Cheraw. Two of her children are graduates of St. David’s Episcopal School, proudly displaying their Kindergarten class pictures in their homes.
Lou Hendley is now retired and enjoys her time with grandchildren, gardening and reading.
attended Elon College (now University) and taught school until retiring to raise her family. She is blessed with three sons, seven grandchildren and soon to be five great grandchildren.
Mrs. Michaux served as Teacher and Principal at St. David’s Episcopal School for a combined 14 years. She also has supported the ministry of the Church by serving on the Vestry, the Thrift Shop Board, the Episcopal Church Women, and outreach programs, and by singing in the choir for years.
earned a Bachelors in Physical Education and a Masters in Elementary Education Administration & Supervision from Winthrop University, and taught Physical Education for 39 years, including in Cheraw from 1975 to 2010. She served on the St. David’s Episcopal School Board in the 1980s and early 1990s, and served as a representative for the Women of St. David’s Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Powell is a member of the Old Cheraws Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Regent from 2020-2023. She is active in the Four Seasons Garden Club in Cheraw, served in the St. David’s Episcopal Church Choir from 1976 to 2010, and is presently a member of the Cheraw Community Choir.
She enjoys singing, reading , cross stitch, crocheting, and baking. She and her husband Phil have two grown children, both of whom graduated from St. David’s Episcopal School Kindergarten.
serves as Treasurer for St. David’s Episcopal School, as well as Treasurer for St. David’s Episcopal Church. She holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Columbia College, and taught seventh grade science and reading in Lexington VA public schools.
She is a qualified CPA through course work at Washington & Lee University, and has worked as staff auditor with Ernst & Young, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. Mrs. Pate has also served as treasurer for a Virginia corporation in the building materials industry, and as treasurer for a non-profit organization in Massachusetts.
Mrs. Pate is a graduate of Cheraw High School and a native of Cheraw. She and her husband Van are Cheraw residents, and she enjoys reading, gardening, history, travel, and most of all spending time with her granddaughter.
is the wife of Victor Majik Lowery and the mother of four wonderful children. She has been a part of the St. David’s Preschool family since 2018 when her oldest two began their education here.
Jimmy Carol Avent
was born and raised in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and earned her bachelor's degree from St. Andrews University. Married to Mark Avent, they have three sons; twins, Kirkham and Hammond, and Slade, along with two wonderful daughters in law, Lindsey and Victoria Avent. Mrs. Avent proudly serves as "Nimmy" to two grandsons with a granddaughter arriving early August, and more to come.Mrs. Avent served St. David’s Episcopal School as 4K Preschool teacher for fourteen years before becoming the Director in 2023. She is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bennettsville. She enjoys spending time with family (including four dogs), gardening, rocking babies, traveling, beach time, and Clemson football.
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Jimmy Carol Avent