Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Founder of Judson School
Allan Sherer founded New Way Global, a 501c3 non-profit, in 2011 to partner with underserved communities around the world. “New Way” reflects our philosophy of building capacity in leaders rather than creating programs that foster dependency. We have successfully sourced more than 1,000,000 Bibles for people groups in Ethiopia, built the first STEM Museum in East Africa, started several business
ventures in the developing world, created ten pandemic pods in Upstate South
Carolina serving more than 200 children in under-served communities, and launched
a state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development Center in Judson Mill, S.C.
School Director | Lead Teacher
Rhonda Sherer has worked with children all of her life. She knew from a young age she wanted to be a teacher. She has a degree in elementary education. Before founding the Judson School with her husband, Allan Sherer, Rhonda led a Summer Score program at Greater Mount Calvary Church under North Hills Church in 2020 in response to the pandemic.The gift she brings to the Judson School students is prayer, individualized care, and intentional conversations with each child.
Her favorite childhood stories growing up were Winnie the Pooh and Peter Rabbit. When asked if she could dream of an ideal education system what it would look like to her, she stated, “I am passionate about helping each child know who they are in God’s eyes, loved and adored, and ways to do so is through education, curiosity, and discovery through play, and teaching through conversations.”
Outdoor Learning Lab Developer | Lead Teacher
Cheryl Hinds has been working with children for over thirty years. Many of those years have been spent teaching literacy in Kenya as a missionary with her family. The gift she brings to students of Judson is her love for tutoring children in phonics and even adult literacy. A few of her favorite children’s books are Moo Baa, La La La or Dr.Seuss books. She also loves Jesus and reading the Word of God, the Bible. As a child, her favorite game was kicking the can with her friends and siblings.
When asked if she could dream of an ideal education system and what it would look like, she stated, “Exactly what Judson School is doing! Learning through one-on-one interactions and group time, indoors and outdoors. Learning from playing in and exploring God’s amazing creation.”
Assistant to the Director | Lead Teacher
Destiny Oliphant has worked with children for thirteen years through various nonprofit organizations in Greenville, SC. She has a degree from the University of South Carolina Upstate and is continuing her education at Winthrop University. The gift she brings to children of the Judson school is patience and the visual arts. A few of her favorite children’s books are When God Made You, Hair Love, Sulwé, and books illustrated by Brian Pinkney or Vashti Harrison. Her favorite outdoor activities as a child were going to the park and feeding the ducks at Furman University!
When asked if she could dream of an ideal education system and what it would look like to her, she stated, “It would emphasize academics as well as the arts and the emotional/spiritual well-being of marginalized children and affluent children. It would include diversity in representation among leadership, such as teachers, school board members, and policy makers. It would prioritize the local community and serve it to the best of its ability with love.”
Cianne Davis has worked with children for six years in various capacities, such as children’s ministry, babysitting, and the YMCA. She currently holds a certification as a health coach. She loves seeing the core elements of wellness implemented at the Judson School, such as water, air, sunshine, and movement. The gift that she brings to the children is creativity and the ability to empower their creativity through music, arts, and nature. Her favorite book as a child was Big Hungry Bear; it became a beloved book within her family; they would read it repeatedly. Her favorite childhood outdoor activities were making teepees and forts in the backyard with sticks, twigs, old tarps, and sheets.
When asked if she could dream of an ideal education system and what it would look like, she stated, “ My core values would play a big part in dreaming about an ideal education system. Empowerment- In body, mind, and spirit. Academics and lifeskills that apply to the real world. Creativity and exploration- through music, arts, and nature. Friendship & Connection-through fun, togetherness, and team and community projects. Love & Mindfulness- Creating a nurturing environment for children to be children, a safe place to make mistakes, and knowing it is the process of life and learning—a place to journey together.”
Emma Brown has been working with children for six-plus years in various capacities. She loves connecting with children, conversing with them, and seeing the world through their eyes. The gifts she brings to the students of the Judson School are hospitality, gentle patience, and understanding. Growing up, her favorite books to read were Dr. Seuss books. As a child, she lived up north for a while; a few of her favorite outdoor activities were sledding and building igloos.
When asked about what an ideal education looks like, she stated, “I would love a place where children can be creative and focus on developing more helpful life skills and hands-on learning experiences.”
Substitute and Friend of the Judson School
Friend of the Judson School!
Rev. Allan Sherer
School Founder; Pastor of Missions & Outreach/North Hills Church
Dr. Bobo Beck
School Executive Director; Founder & CEO/Ninety Twelve Group
Haro & Mariam Setian
Founder & CEO/The Haro Group of Keller Williams, and Professional Musician
Rev. Dr. Douglas Slaughter
Senior Pastor/Second Baptist Church of Aiken, SC
President & CEO/ Velociti Alliance North America, Inc.
Director of Advancement/ Southside Christian School
Real Estate Developer