South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

Low Vision Options


Board of Commissioners


Robert A. Dobson, III of Greenville

Chairman, Fourth Congressional District


Dr. Cynthia A. Downs of Newberry

Third Congressional District


W. Scott Brawley of Isle of Palms

Vice Chairman, First Congressional District


Cynthia S. Holland of Spartanburg



Phyllis A. Alexander of Pauline

Secretary, Member-at-Large, Representing Interests

of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities


Robert H. Morrow of Spartanburg

Member-at-Large, Deaf



Edward B. Bible of Lexington

Member-at-Large, Blind

David J. Gundling of Pawley’s Island

Seventh Congressional District


Judge William R. Byars of Camden

Fifth Congressional District




Ex-Officio Members


Molly M. Spearman, State Superintendent of Education

(Representative: John Payne, Director, Office of Exceptional Children)


Catherine E. Heigel, Director of SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

(Representative: Tara Carroll, First Sound Program Manager, Division of Children’s Health)