Office of Public Information


    Pamela Little-McDaniel, Director of Public Information

    Pamela Little-McDaniel received a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from SC State, which is now known as South Carolina State University.  After she graduated from college, she became a teacher of English and French at Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, North Carolina.  She later studied at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she received a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communications with a specialization in Public Relations. 

    Upon graduating from the University of Florida, she returned to South Carolina and worked as an English teacher in Chesterfield County.  She was later hired as the Director of Public Relations for the School District of Williamsburg County.  After having served for four years in Williamsburg County, she was named Director of Public Relations in Darlington County.  When the Public Relations position became available here in Florence, she was hired in 1990.  She has been Director of Public Relations in Florence School District One for the past 28 years.  

    She is married to Bernard McDaniel, Sr., who works in Lee County School District.  They have one son, Bernard McDaniel, Jr., who is a student at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. She is also a member of the Florence Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated, a public service organization.  Ms. McDaniel enjoys walking around the outside track at the McLeod Health and Fitness Center, experiencing culinary delights, spending time with her family, and listening to a variety of music.

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  • Melissa Rollins, Communications Specialist

    Melissa Rollins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Convergence Journalism from Francis Marion University. She was employed as a reporter for the Florence Morning News covering various content areas including religion, health, local government and education. In 2016, she was hired by the News and Press in Darlington as editor. Rollins joined the staff of Florence 1 Schools as Communications Specialist in Sept. 2018.

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