Jed Dearybury, Valerie Byrd Fort, Laura Lutz, and Sierra McKenzie

Jed Dearybury ( began his education career in 2001. During his 13 year early childhood classroom tenure, Jed received numerous awards. He was featured in GQ Magazine as Male Leader of the Year, met President Obama as the SC winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and was named as a top 5 finalist for South Carolina Teacher of the Year because of his passion, love, and success in education. Since 2015, he has become an educational leader by providing quality, hands-on, engaging learning experiences for students and teachers across the country. His goal: equip, encourage, empower! Jed is joined by members of the ALSC School Age Programs and Services committee: Valerie Byrd Fort, Laura Lutz, and Sierra McKenzie.