Who We Are
Spencer R. Scott
Spencer R. Scott is a native of Lancaster SC. He moved to Florence SC to attend Francis Marion University (FMU). As a 1994 graduate of FMU with a BS degree with a dual collaboration in Sociology and Business Administration, he obtained a position with Circle Park Prevention Center as a Prevention Specialist. He later became the Program Director for the Florence Area Literacy Council focusing on parents receiving their GED while providing childcare for their children.
In 1999, he was hired to write the initial grant for Florence County First Steps. Once the grant was funded , Mr. Scott was hired as the Executive Director. In 2003, he also became the executive director of Marion County First Steps.
Spencer has served on numerous boards such SC United Way, United Way of Florence County, Hope Health Advisory Council, and Smart Start Advisory Council. He also served as a member of several civic, community and fraternity organizations such as Rotary International. Kiwanis Club, and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Spencer is married to Tracey Scott, a social worker and they have four beautiful children, Brittani (deceased), Autumn (attends Clemson University), Ayshia and Spencer II (both attends Trinity Byrnes Collegiate School).
Anastasia Spann is the Program Coordinator for Florence County First Steps’ Parenting, Facility, Quality Enhancement, Child Care Training, and Child Care Scholarship programs.
Anastasia’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and as Masters of Education degree in School Counseling from Clemson University. She is a Master Certified Trainer and a Generalist II Technical Assistance Provider with the Center for Child Care Career Development.
Anastasia is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC), and the South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA).For the past seven years, Anastasia has been involved with providing technical assistance to childcare facilities, coordinating and conducting childcare trainings, and partnering with local and state agencies in order to spread awareness to both childcare facilities and communities of the need for high quality childcare in order to ensure school readiness.
Lura C. Marsh
Orbee C. Friday
Sandra M. Sturkie, M.S.