Meet Our Administrators

L. Cherry Daniel, Ed.D.

Head of School

Dr. Daniel previously worked at the South Carolina Department of Education as the State Director for Adult and Community Education, implementing the GED online prep program and virtual high school diploma courses. She also served on the initial SC Virtual School Task Force. During her tenure, South Carolina received incentive funds from the U.S. Department of Education as a result of meeting and exceeding academic student performance indicators. In 1999, the U.S. Department of Education selected Dr. Daniel's community education program as one of the top ten programs in the United States. She has authored numerous articles in referred journals, developed a statewide professional development plan for teachers and administrators, is a certified grant writer and reviewer, and served as an adjunct professor at Charleston Southern University and The University of Charleston.

Dr. Daniel taught eleven years in both private and public schools at the middle and high school levels. While serving as a Director in Dorchester County School, she established the school district's first alternative school. She also served as the assistant superintendent in Colleton County School district before joining the South Carolina Department of Education.

Dr. Daniel holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from The College of Charleston, an M.Ed., in School Administration, an Education Specialist degree from The Citadel and a doctorate in Education Leadership from South Carolina State University. She presently serves on The College of Charleston Board of Trustees (Academic Affairs committee chair) and The Lowcountry Graduate Center (elected Vice Chair), and was appointed by Governor Mark Sanford to serve on the South Carolina Workforce Investment Board. In 2007, Governor Mark Sanford awarded Dr. Daniel the Silver Crescent award as a result of her exemplary work in public education.

Dr. Phil Flynn

Director of Secondary Administration
Title One Coordinator

Dr. Flynn, SCVCS High School Principal, also serves as Director of Title I and Secondary Ed. Dr. Flynn  holds a B.A. in History, an M.Ed. in Social Studies, an Ed Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and a Ph.D. in Ed Administration. All degrees were earned at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Flynn has spent 43 years as an educator in South Carolina’s public school system. Dr. Flynn taught secondary social studies at the beginning of his career. He has served as a middle school assistant principal, elementary principal, and high school principal. At the district level Dr. Flynn held the post of Deputy Superintendent. He also has served as President of the South Carolina High School League Executive Committee, as a mentor of principals and an assessor of aspiring administrators. Dr. Flynn has led several technical assistance visits for High Schools that Work and also served on numerous local, state and regional committees and evaluation teams. Dr. Flynn has served as SCVCS High School Administrator since 2009.

Anita Hart Maness

K-5 Principal

Anita H. Maness serves as K-5 Principal for the South Carolina Virtual Charter School.  Mrs. Maness holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Columbia College.  She holds an M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Administration.  She also holds certification as a Reading Teacher.

Mrs. Maness has spent forty-three years as a teacher and administrator in the South Carolina public school system.  She has taught grades kindergarten through grade six in all subject areas, and has served as a principal for thirty-one years.  At the district level, she has served as the Title One Coordinator and also the Coordinator of Early Childhood Education.  At the college level, she has served as an Adjunct Professor at Winthrop University. 

 Mrs. Maness also has been involved in the AdvancEd Accreditation process and has served on several visiting teams.

Anita Latham, Ed.S.

Director of Student Services, Middle School Principal

Ms. Latham, Director of Student Services, holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina, an M.Ed. in Secondary Guidance and Counseling from Winthrop University and an Ed.S. in Secondary Administration and Supervision from Converse College.

Prior to joining SCVCS, Ms. Latham has spent 30 years as an educator in the SC public school system serving as a middle school teacher and a middle and high school guidance counselor. She also has taught at the SC Department of Corrections. She has held the positions as Director of Guidance at Union High School, and Assistant Principal and Principal of Birchwood School at the SC Department of Juvenile Justice. Ms. Latham has been involved in Advanced accreditation and has served on accreditation committees.

Jason Jones

Data Manager

Michelle Patterson

Testing Coordinator

Kay Henninger


Stacy Bowen

Business Operations Manager

Gregory Waters

IT Coordinator