By Paul Gable
Myrtle Beach native Sherrie Todd is a Republican candidate for Horry County School Board District Two.
“I was born and raised in Myrtle Beach knee deep in sand,” said Todd.
After graduating from Myrtle Beach High School, Todd graduated from the Beaux Art College of Cosmetology. Immediately upon receiving her license, Todd and her mother established La Petite Styling Salon, the oldest surviving beauty salon in Myrtle Beach.
“We have been in business 44 years,” Todd said. “My daughter and granddaughter both work there now.”
Todd went on to earn her teaching license and when St. James High School opened, she set up the cosmetology curriculum at the school. When the Academy for Technology and Academics opened on U.S. 701, Todd transferred to the new facility to teach cosmetology.
“I love my students,” said Todd. “Education is where you provide students with what they need to succeed in life.”
If elected to the board, Todd will resign as a teacher.
“I didn’t make this decision lightly, but I feel I can be a more proactive voice for the students as a member of the board of education,” she said.
Todd said she doesn’t have any agenda in seeking election other than to help make Horry County schools achieve a standard of excellence.
“When I stand up before my students in class, I see the future of our community,” Todd said. “I have a passion for young people and want to do everything I can to help them succeed in life.”
Todd has a history of community service. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, serving as Chairman of the Finance Committee. She is a 16 year member of the Horry County Museum Board of Trustees, serves as the Chairman of the Horry County Scholarship Committee, Chairman of the School Improvement Council at The Academy for Technology and Academics, and is a member of the S.C. Department of Education Book Adoption Committee.
Todd also has a personal interest in the standard of excellence of education in the community. Married to Myrtle Beach business owner Ting Todd for 33 years, they raised three children and currently have five grandchildren going to school in the county.
“Education is the key to success of our community,” Todd said. “I want my grandchildren to receive an excellent public education, an excellent college education and be able to find a good job, all in Horry County.”
“I am committed to making our school district the best in the state,” Todd said. “I ask for your vote in the upcoming June 10th Republican Primary for Horry County School District Two.