Our Staff

Our director, Janice Ironside has over 25 years experience as a teacher and director. She holds a Master's Degree from the University of South Carolina in Early Childhood  Education. She is also a South Carolina Department of Social Services Master Trainer. She is certified in infant/child CPR, AED, and First Aid. She and her husband Jim enjoy Skyping with their grandchildren in Hawaii and gardening.

Jennifer Tackett is the assistant director at MEGA CDC. She holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education and has over ten years of teaching experience. She is certified in infant/child CPR/AED, and First Aid.  She has four daughters and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

Mrs. Shalana Jordan is originally from Asheville, North Carolina and recently moved to our area. She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Blue Ridge College and has over 7 years of teaching experience. She has two sons ages 3 and 4. She loves to travel and take her children to experience new exciting things. She loves to cook and enjoys teaching her boys how to cook as well.

Miss Allsion McCraw is our 3 year old teacher. She holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education and has over 5 years teaching experience. She has two children ages 7 and 6. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and trying out new recipes. She has been with the MEGA program for 3 years as a teacher and gym coach. 

Miss Shosana (Shawna) Little is the lead 4K teacher. She has over 15 years' experience working with young children. She holds an Associate's Degree from Virginia College and she hopes to obtain her Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Carolina. She loves to learn! She has 3 beautiful daughters ages 9, 8, and 3. They enjoy cooking, traveling, reading and being active in their church. 

Mrs. Dawn (Sunshine) Major works with our younger afterschool students. She is also certified in CPR/1st AID and AED.  She has over 10 years of teaching experience and she is also a mother of five active children.  Her eldest daughter Olivia is a MEGA coach and her younger children attend the MEGA afterschool program.  She enjoys spending time with family, reading, and camping. 

Mrs. Elvira holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Tatar State University. She speaks 3 languages. She and her husband enjoy traveling (they have been to 24 countries) and learning about other cultures. 

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