Clemson Child Development Center

Carol Ann Wiley, President
Originally from Honolulu, Carol has been actively involved with Early Childhood Education since 1974 as a teacher and director of a center. She taught on the East and West Coasts, Mid-West and most recently in Pickens County School District as a K5 teacher. After retiring in 2007, she accepted a position with the Office of First Steps as a Technical Assistant and Trainer. Now that she is fully retired, she brings her expertise to CCDC in the hope that she can be of some assistance to CCDC in areas most needed.
Jackie Malloy, Vice President
Jackie is an assistant professor of teaching and learning at the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, where she teaches English language arts and social justice courses. She received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on literacy from CU and her teaching certification at the University of Pittsburgh. Jackie taught literacy and research at George Mason University to Master’s level students and provided coursework for Teach for America. She was a Speech/Language pathologist in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and taught emergent literacy in a K-2 classroom at an oral school for the deaf in Pittsburgh. She has also provided speech/language services through the School District of Oconee County.
Ann Brown
Ann and her husband, Farrell, are beginning their 51st year in Clemson, having moved here in 1963 when Farrell joined the chemistry faculty at the then Clemson College. Ann is a former junior high English teacher, having taught in Knoxville while Farrell was pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Tennessee. After moving to Clemson and while raising two children, Ann was involved in many creative enterprises: catering, bridal dress making, a cottage crafts industry, and boutique buyer. Volunteer service has always been uppermost. She is the last active charter member of the Clemson Downs Volunteers, serving in the Health Care facility for 32 years and counting. Also, she has served as President of the Clemson University Woman's Club, President of the Clemson Garden Club and presently is a member of the Brooks Center Board. In addition, she has been a member of University Lutheran Church for 50 years and has served in numerous capacities. Before joining the CCDC board of directors, Ann was already a valued CCDC volunteer. She has been an active Homes Tour committee member and has served as CCDC's volunteer corresponding secretary for several years.
Susan Carson Dooley
Susan is married to Larry Dooley, VP for Research at Clemson University. They have five children and 10 grandchildren. Susan is a native South Carolinian and has lived in Clemson three times: when her father was a student at Clemson, when she and her husband did graduate work at Clemson in the 70's, and since 1985 when her family moved to Clemson where they have made their home. Susie is a graduate of Radford College and Clemson University. She taught kindergarten at Central Elementary, Central, SC, from 1987 until 2008. She is a trained Orton/Gillingham language therapist and is a Language Circle/Project Read facilitator. She loves to work with young children who struggle to learn to read. Her hobby is photography. She is an active member in First Baptist Church, Clemson.
Patti Hunnicutt
Patti is a passionate advocate for early childhood education. As an educator of 35 years, she made a special effort to understand the effect of poverty on learning in order to support all students. Patti holds degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and is an Educational Specialist in Reading. For the past 12 years she has served as a Literacy Specialist with the S.C. Department of Education, training Literacy Coaches via presentations and in classroom settings. She is a past board member of Pickens County First Steps. As a recent retiree, Patti looks forward to continuing her work advocating for the best interests of students in S.C.
Renee Martin
Renee is a Teller Coordinator at SunTrust Bank in Seneca, SC. She has been in banking for 10 years, and has always enjoyed managing and working with people to meet their financial needs. Born and raised in the North­east, Renee graduated from the College of Charleston, and moved to upstate SC in 2003. She has been married to Dr. Theodore H. Martin for seven years.
Vince Jackson
Vince began his career teaching in the inner-city schools of Atlanta, GA. By attending classes at Georgia Tech, he eventually entered the home remodeling business, renovating older homes in many in-town neighborhoods. He met his wife Debbie while working on her home. They have two daughters who attended public school at Clemson’s Calhoun Bridge Center when it was part of Morrison Elementary School. Vince is currently chair of the Greater Clemson Music Festival which brings performers to our area for a week of entertainment each April. Proceeds from the Festival benefit local charities. For more information visit
Donna Patterson
Donna was previously a member of the CCDC Board and has rejoined this year. She has been active in various aspects of the Clemson community, including Rotary and Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce, Foothills Area YMCA and United Way of Pickens County. Donna is involved with several equestrian groups which foster education about the impact of the equine industry on our local economy and trail management. She has been a banker in Clemson for over 20 years and is presently Senior Vice President at Park Sterling Banks. She is married to life-long resident, George Patterson.

Jennifer Petersen
Jennifer and her husband, George, recently moved to the beautiful community of Clemson, SC from the other SC on the west coast, Southern California.  Both Jennifer and George work at Clemson University.  Jennifer has a position with the Clemson Libraries and George is the Founding Dean of the College of Education.  Jennifer has extensive experience in academic libraries.  Since moving to Clemson, she has been actively immersing herself in the community through volunteering at her church and participating as a board member of the Clemson University Woman's Club.  As a new member of the board, Jennifer looks forward to helping the CCDC in any capacity where her talents and time can be best utilized.
Carol Salter
Carol is a born, bred, and educated Clemson native. She and her husband, Hank Salter, MD, have four children: twins Bryn and Kelly, Lane, and Issac. Her parents, Bernice and Albert Holt, helped establish the Clemson Child Development Center 45 years ago. Their son, Issac, attended the CCDC in 1998. Carol graduated from Daniel High School and earned a bachelors degree from Clemson in Recreation Therapy and an associate's degree from Tri-County Technical College in nursing. Carol is currently employed as a critical care nurse at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Ken Weichel
Ken came to Clemson on a football scholarship in 1973. After playing five years, he graduated in 1977. He married Kathy in 1979. She is a school psychologist for Pickens County Schools. Ken began his teaching career teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at Gignillet Park and Oakway Elementary. In 1980 he moved to Morrison Elementary and taught 5th grade for nine years. In 1989 he became assistant principal. In 2003 Ken became principal, retiring in June, 2013. Ken now has a part-time job at the Central-Clemson Recreation Center and he works with Southern Weslyan University student teachers as a volunteer.
Gavin "Reno" Wilson
Reno graduated from Presbyterian College with a BS in Biology, and Clem­son University with an MEd in Coun­seling. He was an athletic trainer for Clemson for many years, before pursu­ing careers in Pharma sales and property management. He serves as Scoutmaster for Troop 161 in Clemson and is a board member of the Clemson Free Clinic. He is married to LeDon and they have two children, Christian andKevin. 
Mable Wynn
Mable, her husband Eddie, and their two children moved to Clemson in mid-August 1974. Both children, April and E.J., are graduates of CCDC and are the main reason Mable feels compelled to join the Board and contribute to the future success of the Center. Mable served on the Clemson University faculty in the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management Department as a Community Leisure Services and Program Planning Specialist for 37 years. During that time, her service to youth and the community include: Girl Scouts, YMCA, 4-H Club & "Visions for Youth" and other volunteer activities (Member of Clemson Lions Club, AWP, Pendleton Elk Lodge). Mable's passion for dance performance and teaching led to service on several Arts Commissions on the local, county and state levels. Her deep concern for justice and human compassion led to a six-year term with the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission. January 2010 marks Mable's 10th year of retirement. Although she continues to advise and direct student groups on and off Campus, she is ready to "give back to her children's roots – CCDC."

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