Office of Family and Community Engagement Director
Dennis Muhammad is a native of Conway, SC. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a minor in History at the College of Charleston, and is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law.
Mr. Muhammad has roots in the Charleston community with over twenty-five years of experience as an activist and a servant leader. He has served as the convener of the local organizing committee for the Million Man March, Youth leader for the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, organizer of Citizens Patrol Against Drugs street patrol, mentor at Jenkins Orphanage, prison minister at FCI Williamsburg and Allendale Correctional Institutes, resolved gang conflicts at Morningside Middle School and currently serves as the education coordinator for United Black Men of Charleston County. He has also served as a Charleston County Planning Commissioner.
Mr. Muhammad’s life vocation is teaching, training motivating and inpsiring young people. Mr. Muhammad has worked with students and families in Title I schools for twenty years as a student concern specialist, college access coordinator, CCSD GEAR UP director, and family an community engagement officer and director of CCSD’s Office of Family and Community Engagement.
He has been happily married to his college sweetheart, Valerie Muhammad for twenty-eight years and is the proud father of a twelve-year-old daughter, Zahirah Muhammad. He and his family currently reside in Ridgeville, SC.
Libby Smalls-Tisdale has served as an employee of the Charleston County School District as a Student Data Clerk for over 10 years.
Prior to her tenure at CCSD, Mrs. Smalls- Tisdale aided the Director of the Charleston County Department of Social Services. She boasts over 30 years of experience interacting with the community, listening and assisting with their concerns, aiding in their support, and seeking resolutions.
As the first contact of the Family and Community Engagement Office, an extension of the superintendent, Ms. Tisdale evaluates the concerns and subsequent needs to best prepare her colleagues in providing support and resolution.
Mrs. Smalls- Tisdale takes pride in being a part of a team that supports its community by joining together to deliver positive outcomes to those faced with adversity. She is proud to work Face to Face to benefit the student, parent, and the community.
Districts: 3, 9, 10, 23
Monique Shingler is a proud product of the county; she now serves as a FACE Officer.
Her educational accomplishments encompass a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and a Dual Master of Arts degree from Webster University.
Equipped with nearly three decades of social work, human services, educational programming, and community outreach experience, Monique has organized, developed, and supported community initiatives involving literacy, teen pregnancy, unemployment, and education throughout Charleston county. She has served as an inaugural team member of two statewide economic and health education programs. She has amassed leadership abilities through her previous employments as Community and Family Engagement Program Manager (Charleston Promise Neighborhood), Interim Program Director (Charleston County School District), and Program Manager (Greater Charleston YWCA).
Monique’s career focus has always been on creating programs that facilitate healthy, dependable, and nurturing families for youth, especially those living in at-risk areas. Monique volunteers regularly at various area organizations, enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Districts: 4, 20
Danielle Daniels is a Charleston native and a proud product of the Charleston County School District; she completed her K-12 education at Chicora Elementary School and the Charleston County School of Performing Arts. Ms. Daniels received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Francis Marion University. Additionally, she received her Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University.
Danielle Daniels began her journey with the Charleston County School District in 2011, working as a site manager for the Expanded Learning Program. In 2016, Ms. Daniels was hired as the Family Advocate for Sanders Clyde Creative Arts Elementary. In 2017, Ms. Daniels received the South Carolina Engaged Community Partner Award, which recognized her efforts to support the civic mission of partnering with community programs to enhance the community in meaningful and measurable ways. Also, in 2017 Ms. Daniels joined a team in partnership with the Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel to assist with expanding their amazing literacy initiative in Title 1 Schools.
During her time at Sanders-Clyde, Danielle planned and coordinated several events that worked to sustain the community's relationship while providing relevant programs and resources to aid families in reaching their self-sufficiency goals.
Ms. Daniels flourished in the role of Family Service Advocate because her passion in life is fueled by her desire to assist and engage parents, families, and the community. In October of 2021, Danielle joined the Office of Family Community Engagement in where she works as a FACE Officer assigned to Constituent District 4 and Constituent District 20.
FACE Communications Officer
Districts: 1, 2
Karley Ash serves as the Communications Officer for the Charleston County School District's Family Community and Engagement (FACE) Department.
Karley graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a minor in Journalism. She was also a collegiate track and field athlete.
Karley worked for over five years in broadcast journalism. During her time in that field, Karley worked on coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing, escape of the Dannemora inmates, trials of Michael Slager and Dylann Roof, the location of Kamiyah Mobley, the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, among others. She also contributed to multiple documentaries that went on to receive Emmy Awards.
Karley has also served in multiple community relations roles and owns and manages her own business.
The core of Karley's passion for community is in uniting and empowering the youth. Her role in FACE provides her the platform to aid in and share the combined future successes of all served constituents, as students are the heart of her work.