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Teacher with Pupils

ULSA is privileged to have active leadership from a highly skilled, professional team of current and retired educators, teachers,  camp counselors  mentors and volunteers who share our vision of “Loving, Nurturing and Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders.”    Our Director  is Dr. Richel V. Sion-Johnson, a School Psychologist who specializes in psycho-educational assessments, behavior modification, and parent consultation for children of all grade levels.  The team of teachers, assistant teachers, college interns, counselors, tutors and volunteers bring many years of experience with working with children in public and private school settings.   ULSA is privileged to have licensure from the South Carolina Department of Social Services, ABC Quality program, sponsorship from the Town of Irmo, and a working relationship with Lex/Rich School District Five, the College of Education of the University of South Carolina, membership in the South Carolina After School Alliance, as well as other professional and program connections.    The Board of Directors for our Universal Community Improvement Organization, our parent organization, provides oversight of all ULSA programs and activities.  HeartEd, Inc. continues to assist ULSA and the Irmo Youth Zone with funding for scholarships and program resources.  

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