Mykeva Floyd is in her fourth year of service with Communities In School of Greenville, and is the 6th Grade student support specialist at Tanglewood Middle School. Mykeva is excited to learn about her students and get connected with the Tanglewood community. Mykeva attended Lander University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Developmental Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Childhood Disorders at Grand Canyon University. Prior to working with Communities In Schools, Mykeva had five years of professional experience working with the State of South Carolina, mental health facilities, and in the school system. Mykeva has a passion for youth and strives to equip them with the tools to succeed in life – despite their circumstances. She is excited to be at a brand new school working with amazing students.
Carmen Medero joined Communities In Schools of Greenville as a student support specialist in 2015, and she’s proud to be in her 6th year with the program. This year, she will be working with the 8 graders at Tanglewood Middle School, and her goal is to help every student stay on track, addressing any issues at the right time, and for each student to be successful. She is passionate about learning from every culture and teaching her non-English-speakers that their language barrier will not dictate or stop them from fulfilling their goals. Carmen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and has earned 18 graduate credits in Guidance and Counseling from the Universidad del Turabo Puerto Rico. Carmen is fluent in Spanish and she is a native of Puerto Rico. Carmen enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, and watching movies. Her motto is “Nobody is going to do it but you; never give up on your dreams, and keep trying your best and beyond”.
Diamond Bolling is the 7th grade student support specialist at Tanglewood Middle School. She was born in Pensacola, Florida and moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 2002. She graduated from Spelman College, earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing another bachelor’s degree in Healthy Lifestyle Coaching – with a minor in Digital Audiences – from Arizona State University and is set to graduate in Fall of 2021. Diamond completed two years of AmeriCorps service, one year as a VISTA and her second year in direct service through the United Way of Greenville County program. Diamond is passionate about engaging and serving in the community. She was promoted from a CIS afterschool program instructor to a school-day student support specialist this year, and is truly excited to connect with the students and families at Tanglewood. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her two boys, mom, and friends. She also has fun hobbies such as doing fashion shows and makeup, and just all things that are uplifting. She loves doing things that provide self-esteem and self-confidence boosts and practicing self-care. Diamond looks forward to working with students daily, building them up and providing the support and tools that they can utilize to be successful in all walks of their life.