Tanglewood Middle Student Support Specialists
Johnsie Stancil is the Program Coordinator at Tanglewod Middle School and works primarily with the 6th grade students. This is her second year working with CIS Greenville, but her fourth year working for the Communities In Schools organization. She previously spent two years as an AmeriCorps member with the CIS affiliate Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County in Asheville, North Carolina. There she served as the volunteer coordinator for an elementary school as well as an enrichment specialist for an after school learning center. Johnsie received her MS in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014. Her areas of focus during the program were recognizing culture in human development as well as the importance of parent involvement in a child’s education. Johnsie holds a BA in Sociology focused on Community Studies from Clemson University.
Siobhan Styles, 7th grade Student Support Specialist at Tanglewood Middle School, graduated from the University of South Carolina-Upstate with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Spanish. She started with Communities In Schools in February 2016. Prior to working with CIS, she worked at a charter school teaching ESOL and Spanish to 5th to 12th grade students. Her passion is educating and assisting students and families so they may be successful and have a positive outlook on their future. She is also the active Middle Grades Education Committee Chair for the Hispanic Alliance.
Dani Henderson, an alumni student of Communities In Schools, joins the team at Tanglewood Middle School after previously working in Asheville, NC as a case manager with youth in crisis in a residential setting. She also has experience as a Student Support Coach at a residential treatment facility focusing on traumatic experiences using a relationship-based approach to healing. Dani holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Warren Wilson College, where she completed over 300 hours of community service in focus areas including education, at-risk youth, and substance abuse and dependency. She is excited about the opportunity to contribute her knowledge and passion to her students through goal setting and attainment, as she is grateful for the impact Communities In Schools had on her in such a transitional period of her life.