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Rhianna Scyster
Live Oak School Board President

As a fervent advocate for equitable educational practices and policy, Rhianna Scyster currently serves as
the Student Data and Evaluation Manager at Cathedral Arts Project. Prior to accepting her current role,
Rhianna had the privilege to be an ESE teacher for 3.5 years. During her time in the classroom, she was
honored to be named as a Teaching Fellow for the Jacksonville Public Education Fund Teacher Leadership Initiative and as a Boselli Teaching Fellow. Rhianna continues to be active in her community by serving as the Secretary, and previously as the Chair of Advocacy, for the Jacksonville Urban League Young Professionals. She most recently presented at WJCT TEACH conference, where she presented on equity and policy in education. Rhianna is passionate about her work with The Sanctuary on 8th Street, where she worked as lead coach for 3 years. In 2017, Rhianna obtained her bachelor’s degree from University of North Florida in Exceptional
Student Education. In 2020 she was awarded the Minority Fellowship from Jacksonville University,
where she will earn her master’s degree in Public Policy. During her time as a fellow, she has earned an
internship and recognition from Duval County School Board Chair, Darryl Willie. She was most
recently recognized on the Florida Black Expo’s list of Top 20 Under 40 and the Alumni Achievement
Award from UNF’s Black Alumni Association for her contributions to the field of education.


Nancy Winckler-Zuniga 

Digital Communications and Writer


Semi-retired now, Nancy Winckler-Zuniga is an early childhood educator with over 40 years of experience. She has long been committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families through teaching, curriculum development, advocacy, and writing. Her experiences have taken her from the Harvard Law School Childcare Program in Boston, the Gallon Jug Community School in Belize, Central America, and fifteen years at the UNF Preschool, here in Jacksonville. She was responsible for two journalistic series published in the Florida Times-Union, one focusing on exemplary volunteers through United Way of Northeast Florida and the other focused on exemplary teachers from around Duval Country. She earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism at the University of North Florida and is currently enrolled in the master's degree program in Educational Leadership at UNF. She is the mother of one son and grandson. 


Rachelle Quarterman
Social Media Manager

Rachelle is an Early Childhood Educator with over 10 years of childcare and teaching experience in preschool through elementary. This school year, she became a Reading Interventionist for Kindergarten-Second Grade. Rachelle enjoys learning and teaching, especially reading and phonics. She is actively involved in my church community and serve on several teams, including social media in the past. Rachelle joined Ed Justice Jax fellowships during the pandemic. Rachelle felt welcomed and included during one of the most challenging school years I've had. She is an advocate for anti- racism, diversity, and inclusion for all;  has a passion to teach and strives to make a difference in her students' academic and personal lives. 

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