Liz Baysden has been directing child care centers for over 16 years, and has previously taught in preschool classrooms. She has experience in all aspects of running a business and is knowledgeable about state regulations for preschool settings and child care. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, with a concentration in marketing, from Winthrop University. She recently completed ECD 101 and received Director’s Credential in 2019. DCEC recruited her in 2012 to continue the successful growth and service commitment of our preschool. She adores children and has many goals for DCEC and the children and families we serve. Liz serves on the “Eat Smart, Move More” Coalition through United Way of Anderson County.
Laura Capell worked in corporate marketing for 15 years before her heart led her to the nonprofit sector. For the nine years prior to joining DCEC, she worked with a human service agency in the areas of volunteer management, operations management, marketing and resource development. She’s been working to promote DCEC’s mission since January 2016. Laura is an Anderson native. She attended TL Hanna High School and Anderson College. She is a graduate of the Nonprofit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University, the Carolina Academy of Nonprofit Leaders in Columbia, SC and Leadership Anderson Class 25. Laura serves on several other local nonprofit boards and advisory committees.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors, formally established when DCEC became a non-profit in 2010, governs all policies and guidelines for the Center. Consisting of parents, professionals, and community stakeholders, our Board is dedicated to the care and promotion of children and families with special needs.
Retired RN, BSN, MSN
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office
First Citizens Bank
Dr. Deandra Clark
Children’s Health Center
Tri County Therapy
SC First Steps
SCDDSN – SC Department of Disabilities & Special Needs
United Way of Anderson County
Anderson Sertoma Club
The Abney Foundation
Dabo’s All-In Foundation
The Josephine Moffatt Stevenson Trust
Young Family Foundation
Sisters of Charity of South Carolina
Michelin North America
Gracie was born on December 9, 2018, and is a Great Pyrenees/Anatolian. She’s a huge puppy with a huge heart! Gracie is looking forward to becoming an ambassador for DCEC! She started school on August 12, 2019, to learn to pull a cart and work with DCEC’s special children. Over the next year, she will learn to become part of the DCEC family; getting to know the children until she grows strong enough to take them for rides in a cart.
We are excited to watch Gracie grow with DCEC!