Sunny Huckaby appointed as next Head of Lower School

After an extensive nationwide search that included a pool of several highly qualified candidates, Sunny Huckaby has been appointed as Spartanburg Day School's next head of Lower School. Mrs. Huckaby most recently served as assistant head of school at Southfield School in Shreveport, La. She will begin in her new role on July 1.

Mrs. Huckaby has 21 years of experience in early childhood and elementary programs. Before moving into the role of assistant head of school, she served as Southfield's preschool director for six years, playing an integral part in developing and opening a new preschool building in 2015. She also has extensive experience as a classroom teacher. She taught second grade at Southfield School, building on previous experience teaching early childhood and elementary students at Benton Elementary School and R.V. Kerr Elementary School, both in Louisiana.

Mrs. Huckaby earned a Master of Education in early childhood education from Northwestern State University and a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Louisiana State University.

"Sunny Huckaby emerged from a competitive field of candidates as an experienced, insightful and caring leader for our preschool and Lower School," said Head of School Rachel Deems. "She immediately connected with faculty and families and was seen as one who offers an open door and listening ear, while ensuring that the quality of our programs and educational experience continues to be the compelling reason to choose the Day School for young learners."

"I'm delighted to be a part of the Spartanburg Day School family," Mrs. Huckaby said. "The educational philosophy, focus on the whole child and emphasis on relationships drew me to the school. I'm thrilled to join the community and partner with the incredible faculty and leadership team to provide the best educational environment for our students."

Mrs. Huckaby and her husband of almost 25 years, Sean, have two college-age children, Carson, a student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Madison, who attends the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with friends and family.