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Kymmie Cartledge

Workshop: Back to the Future (Vision Board Creation)

Kymmie is a career coach, educator, and entrepreneur from Columbia, SC. As career specialist she serves 8 middle schools and an early college program. She is a dual enrollment instructor who teaches a college freshman seminar to 10th grade students. 


In 2018, Kymmie started her career coaching business and hosted her first signature Glitter, Glue, and Goals® vision board experience in 2019. In addition to facilitating private vision board workshops, she has presented at events hosted by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), Clemson University, The University of South Carolina, and several local career development organizations. 


Recently, Kymmie was selected as chair of the NCDA’s National Career Development Month committee where she coordinates NCDA’s annual Poetry and Art Contest. Kymmie was named one of Columbia Business Monthly’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under in 2021. 


Having struggled with her own career pathway, Kymmie is passionate about helping both assisting youth and adults in creating a VISION they can VIBE to.

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Jarrad "Jay" Coleman

Workshop: Music On the Fly

Jarrard “Jay” Coleman is a native of Charleston, South Carolina.

He’s a graduate of Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Vandercook College of Music, Chicago, IL. and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from The Citadel, Charleston, SC

Jarrard has 21 years of experience teaching music in the public and charter schools of Orangeburg, Charleston and Berkeley counties. He has served as a high school and middle school band and chorus director, as well as an elementary school music teacher. Currently, he teaches general music and band at Meeting Street Elementary School in North Charleston, SC.
In his session, “Music...In The House” students will explore several ways to make music, using common household items. In addition, students will learn basic music theory and be able to perform a series of rhythms for fun and enjoyment throughout the session and after!


Supervisory Special Agent James DeLoatch

Workshop:  MBI Meets FBI

Supervisory Special Agent James DeLoatch is a native of Norfolk, Virginia.  In 1988, following high school, Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch enlisted in the United States Army, were he served a total of 24 years which consisted of active duty and reserve service.  In 1995, Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch joined Virginia State Police as a Trooper.   During his career, Special Agent DeLoatch has held a number of positions and served in many different roles such as, patrolman, supervisor, SWAT team sniper, Patrol Dog Handler, Motorcycle Officer, public affairs and has been featured on local and national news outlets with a special appearance on The Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.

In 2007, Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  His first assignment was the Kansas City Division where he worked Criminal Enterprise Investigations and led the Civil Rights Program with several high-profile investigations.  Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch next assignment was in the FBI’s flagship office - New York Division where he investigated Civil Rights and Public Corruption matters.  In 2011, Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent and assigned to the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC.   Following that assignment Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch was transferred to the Richmond Division as the Civil Rights Program Coordinator overseeing several successful investigations, including multiple hate crimes investigations from the Unite The Right Rally in Charlottesville, VA and led the Eric Garner death investigator as the lead agent.  In 2018, Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch was assigned to the FBI’s Civil Rights Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC, managing offices throughout the country; becoming an integral part of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting and El Paso WalMart shooting investigations.  In November 2019, Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch was assigned to the Columbia [South Carolina] Division as the Public Corruption/Civil Rights supervisor.  Most recently, Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch served as the on-scene special advisor to agents and executive management working the George Floyd death investigation.

Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch is a graduate of the University of Richmond with degrees in Human Resources Management and Leadership Studies.   Supervisory Special Agent DeLoatch is the proud father of 5 children and 3 grandchildren. 


Dr. Ferlondo Tullock

Workshop (Mom):  Education Advocacy

Dr. Ferlondo Tullock is a native of Charleston, SC and the son of Mildred S. Tullock and the late Ferdinand L. Tullock. He attended the public schools of Charleston County.  Upon graduating from Garret High School, he began studies at, then, Claflin College to study business.  It was while at Claflin that Dr. Tullock realized his calling was to assist students in maximizing their educational potential. That belief has stayed with him throughout his career in education.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Claflin College, a Master of Education degree in School Administration and Supervision from The Citadel, and Education Specialist and Educational Doctorate degrees in Administration and Supervision from South Carolina State University. 

Dr. Tullock has worked in public education for 27 years having served as a middle school Language Arts and Reading teacher, an assistant principal, Elementary Principal, Director of Curriculum, Director of Special Education and Student Services, and now Deputy Superintendent. He has served in Charleston County, Laurens District 55, Saluda County, and now Calhoun County School Districts. He has held educational supervisory roles for more than 25 years of his career. In March 2022, Dr. Tullock will assume the position of Superintendent for Calhoun County Public Schools District. 

Dr. Tullock is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators Student Services and Special Education Roundtables. He is also a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Tullock is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter, Orangeburg, SC. Civically, he serves as Board member and Secretary of the Calhoun County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and is the Chairperson for the Political Action Committee of the Calhoun County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. 

Dr. Tullock is married to Phermella Tullock of Orangeburg, SC, a teacher with Calhoun County Public Schools. They are the proud parents of Elon, a senior at Calhoun County High School; Ethan a junior at South Carolina State University; and Alexus, a middle school counselor. Dr. Tullock enjoys attending sporting events and concerts, traveling, and helping in the community and schools. Dr. Tullock believes that every student can learn. We, educators, must find that vehicle to take our students to their potential. 

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