District 5 - Vivian Fleming-McGhaney

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Contact Information:
9770 Lynches River Road
Lynchburg, SC 29080
Home Phone: 803-437-2797
Work Phone: 803-495-3247 (School)

Mrs. Vivian Fleming-McGhaney is the fifth of nine children born to Elouise T. Fleming and the late Samuel "Pop" Fleming.

She grew up in the St. John/Shiloh community of rural Sumter County and attended the former Sumter School District 2 schools.  She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from S.C. State University, a Master's Degree from Cambridge College, and 30 hours above a Master's Degree from the University of South Carolina and Francis Marion University.

Mrs. McGhaney is the Curriculum Instructional Coach and Testing Facilitator at R.E. Davis Elementary School in Sumter County School District. She previously taught special education for over 20 years. She gained National Board Teacher Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist in 2001, (recertifying in 2010) and has received many honors for her work as an accomplished teacher.

Mrs. McGhaney public service stems from many years of volunteer services rendered toward grassroots efforts, in schools, and faith-based activities throughout the Sumter community. On July 16, 2002, she offered her service to fill an unexpired term and was elected to Sumter County Council, representing District 5; re-elected in 2004, and again in 2008. She continues to serve on Council, and is the immediate past chairman—having served three terms as Chairman.

During Women History Month, 2008, Mrs. McGhaney was honored by the Sumter Volunteers for her Outstanding Community Service, and she was added to the Women's Honor Roll of Sumter County. On June 3, 2010, she was recognized as a Riley Institute Fellow for having successfully completed the requirements of the South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative Midlands Class III at the Riley Institute at Furman University.

Mrs. McGhaney is married to the Rev. Daryl F. McGhaney. They have three children and five grandchildren. She is a licensed minister at Bethany Fellowship Baptist Church, where her husband is pastor; and former lay speaker at her home church, St. John United Methodist Church, Shiloh Charge.

Her motto is taken from the title of one of her favorite songs, “If I Can Help Somebody as I Pass Along, Then My Living Shall Not Be In Vain”.

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