Our Venning Road School Leader, Stacey Heilman, first came to CDC as an atelierista. As an atelierista, Stacey was responsible for creating different projects to introduce new concepts to our students, spark their curiosity and creativity and establish a new explorative way of learning. This experience gave Stacey the opportunity to mentor teachers and led her to her role in administration. Stacey is a Columbia native, but has lived in the Charleston area for more than 12 years. Stacey has two boys with one still attending Children’s Discovery Center. Through her multiple roles across CDC and as a wife and mother, Stacey can relate to parents and create an inspiring environment for all.