Bill is a Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist and the owner of Little Johnny, LLC. Before beginning his career in education, Bill served four years in the United States Marine Corps infantry. From 2012–2018, Bill was the Director of Special Services in Lexington School District Three. Prior to this position, he was the district’s school psychologist for nine years. From 2005 to 2014, Bill was an adjunct instructor at Midlands Technical College and Limestone College. Bill earned his Doctor of Education in Administration Leadership from Morehead State University. His Specialist and Master of Science degrees in School Psychology are from Winthrop University, while his Bachelor of Arts is from USC-Aiken. One of Bill’s most cherished accomplishments was being named Advocate of the Year in 2011 by the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children.
Sarah is Little Johnny, LLC's Evaluation Coordinator. Sarah grew up in Mt. Pleasant, SC and earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She completed the School Psychology program at The Citadel in 2010. According to Sarah, since beginning her career, she has been lucky to call Lexington, SC home. Prior to becoming the Evaluation Coordinator, Sarah was a contractor with our company and a part-time school psychologist in a school district.
Elena is a school psychologist who joined Little Johnny in 2018. Elena earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and French from Clemson University. She earned her Master of Arts in Psychology and Specialist in Education in School Psychology from The Citadel Graduate College. Prior to joining Little Johnny LLC, Elena completed her practicum and internship in school psychology in Charleston, SC and Batesburg-Leesville, SC. She also worked as a psychometrist with the Developmental Pediatrics division of the Medical University of South Carolina.
Tanner is a recent graduate of Winthrop University. He joined the Little Johnny team as a school psychologist in 2018. When it comes to school psychology, Tanner loves working with kids of all ages and the collaborative aspects of the career. He was first drawn to psychology as a profession due to his interest in neuropsychology and behavior. Tanner chose to pursue a career in school psychology after job shadowing a professional prior to completion of his undergraduate degree. His favorite part of working as a school psychologist is forming positive relationships with staff members and the community he serves. When he is not in meetings or conducting comprehensive evaluations, Tanner spends his time making ceramic artwork, fishing, hiking, and travelling.
Jeanie has been a member of the Little Johnny team since 2018. She is retired from
the State of Georgia, where she spent 24 years as a school psychologist in the public school system. She also worked as a school psychologist in Ohio for nine years earlier in her career. Jeanie holds an undergraduate
degree in psychology from King University, a Masters degree from the University of Georgia, and an Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University.
She also completed extensive coursework as a doctoral student at Ohio State University
during the 1980s, under the advisement of Dr. Jack Naglieri. Jeanie is certified as a School Psychologist II and Tier Elementary and Secondary Principal in SC, and she remains certified as both a school
psychologist and administrator in Georgia. She and her husband David have two children, Brannon and Ellie.
Nicole joined Little Johnny as a School Psychologist in 2019. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary. Nicole then moved with her future husband to Austin, TX. She began her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology at Baylor University in Waco. While attending Baylor, Nicole completed her practicum in the rural Heart of Texas Cooperative. Afterwards, she and her husband moved to Dallas for her internship with the Dallas Independent School District. She especially loves working with students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and emotional and behavioral difficulties. In 2019, Nicole moved to Greenville, SC with her husband and their dog, Dobby. In her free time, Nicole loves to travel, try new restaurants, listen to her favorite comedians, and binge-watch historical dramas.
Lillian is joining our team following retirement after serving a public school district as a staff school psychologist for 28 years. Lillian is a Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Lillian has worked with students of all ages but she especially enjoys the early intervention opportunities of the elementary school level. In her free time Lillian enjoys cooking, sewing, traveling and camping. Lillian’s husband is a retired high school teacher and they have been married for 25 years. They have two children, ages 22 and 20.
Susan is Little Johnny's Lead School Psychologist. Susan is a nationally certified school psychologist, SC certified school psychologist II and Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist. Since entering the field of special education in 1998, Susan has worked in Richland School District Two, at the SC Department of Education and for the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs serving across the years in collaborative roles with people with disabilities, their families, state agencies, stakeholders, professional associations and advocacy groups to strengthen the system of service delivery for not only students, but South Carolinians from birth to end of life with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. As a member of the Superintendent of Education’s Advisory Council for the Education of Students with Disabilities since 2016, Susan has represented the SC Association of School Psychologists and the SC Council of Administrators of Special Education serving as vice Chair and Co-Chair of the Safe School/Social-Emotional Committee. She also served two terms as the National Association of School Psychologists state delegate to South Carolina and two terms as the South Carolina Association of School Psychologist President as well as the Legislative Committee Chair representing the school psychologists in public and private practice.
In August 2021, in order to spend more time with her growing family and support the field of school psychology, Susan entered the private sector as a school psychologist for Little Johnny, LLC. She serves Lexington School District One and Aiken County Public School District. In order to further support families of children with disabilities, she regularly delivers training in special education-related topics for the Family Connection and serves on the Unumb Neurodevelopmental Center’s Board of Directors. In addition to her professional career, Susan has three children who attend Richland School District Two schools.
Barbara grew up in New Jersey and moved to South Carolina more than 40 years ago to enroll in the PhD program in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina. She has worked as a school psychologist in a number of public school settings, including The Department of Juvenile Justice, Lexington School District One, Lexington School District Three, and Richland School District Two. In addition to working as a school psychologist, Barbara has also served as the lead school psychologist, Preschool Special Needs Coordinator, RTI Coordinator, ESOL Coordinator and 504 Coordinator. She retired in 2017, but returned to working as a school psychologist - with a brief break during COVID. Barbara has been married for 45 years and has 2 children. She loves to garden and cook in her spare time.
Lorraine has over18 years of experience in education and 10 years as a school psychologist. She has obtained an AA in Early Childhood Development, AS in Psychology, BS in Social Psychology, MS in Psychology and Specialist Degree in School Psychology. Lorraine has recently completed the Applied Behavior Analysis program through Clemson University. Currently she is enrolled in a PsyD program in Clinical Psychology. Lorraine has experience with monolingual and bi-lingual (Spanish and English) families, evaluating individuals from 2 – 21 years old and providing behavioral services. She has obtained licensure in Florida as a School Psychologist and licensure in SC as a Licensed Psycho Educational Specialist.
Originally from Miami, Rachel moved to the Boston area for college at Brandeis University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She later earned a Master of Education degree and Education Specialist degree in School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts - Boston. Rachel has worked in both urban and suburban public school settings. She is passionate about assessment and getting to be a problem solver and advocate for students. Before pursuing school psychology, Rachel was an early childhood educator for two years and loved working with young developing minds. Rachel started at Little Johnny in 2022, when she moved to the Charlotte area with her fiancé. In her free time, she likes to dance, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.
Rachel is a Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist and School Psychologist. She recently joined Little Johnny’s team after serving as a School Psychologist in South Carolina schools for six years. Rachel graduated from Winthrop’s School Psychologist program where she received her Specialist in School Psychology degree. Rachel received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from North Greenville University. She is passionate about creating relationships with students and families, helping meet their individualized educational needs. Rachel currently lives in Rock Hill with her husband, Wilson, and three year old son, Finn. She also has two crazy pups, Remmy and Nova. In her free time, she enjoys reading, working out, and going to the beach with her family. .
Phillip Foltz is a school psychologist. He graduated from Winthrop University with a B.A. in Psychology, followed by a M.S. and Ed.S. in School Psychology. He has also completed several additional graduate classes in Professional Counseling. Since graduating from Winthrop University, Phillip has served children ages 5-21 in Laurens County School District 55. He enjoys evaluating students for disabilities, counseling, and behavior modification and analysis. He has been married since 2013 and has an incredible little girl. Personally, Phillip enjoys woodworking, reading, and playing music with his band. Phillip joined Little Johnny LLC in 2019 and is excited about the opportunity to serve the diverse communities that make up the wonderful state of South Carolina.
Elizabeth Buckner is a School Psychologist at Little Johnny. Elizabeth grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Carolina. Elizabeth then earned a Master of Science and Specialist in School Psychology from Winthrop University. Elizabeth is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is passionate about advocating for students’ needs from a strength-based perspective. Elizabeth enjoys continuing her education whenever possible, especially in neuropsychology and trauma. During her free time, Elizabeth enjoys volunteering for a local non-profit, Camp Cole, where she continues to serve those with life challenges like disabilities. She also enjoys reading, live music, watching sports, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.
LorriEllen grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated with a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Wake Forest University. She received her Masters degree and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She has 10 years of experience in the public school setting. LorriEllen enjoys reading, running and baking. LorriEllen and her husband live in Lexington and have been married 25 years.
In addition to our regular staff members, Little Johnny's team includes many contract school psychologists around the state. Our team members have a lot of experience in South Carolina and have a variety of specialized skills including: ADOS administration, administrator experience, Spanish assessments, and preschool evaluations.