• Nautical Ball

  • An Evening with the Stars Gala: Nautical Ball, was held on May 4, 2024, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. Donations from local, regional, and national businesses and organizations fund the annual celebration. The Evening with the Stars Gala celebrated educators in CCSD, including the 2024 Teachers of the Year from each school and the Star Principals for 2024. Proceeds from the gala will help cover costs associated with CCSD’s annual Charleston Educator Symposium, a multi-day event this summer that offers a variety of important professional opportunities for school and district-based staff members.

  • Gala Gallery


  • Gala Overview

  • GalaThe nautical-themed An Evening with the Stars, Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) annual gala and silent auction was held on Saturday evening, May 4, 2024, at the Charleston Marriott on Lockwood Boulevard.  

    This beloved tradition is the district’s signature event to recognize outstanding educators.  Your support is critical to our plans to celebrate the work and dedication of CCSD’s educators. 

    This year’s event will increase awareness of public education through community partnerships; recognize the accomplishments of outstanding teachers and administrators who are elevating the achievement of all students; and help fund our annual summer Charleston Educator Symposium for CCSD principals and teachers.  The Symposium is a premier three-day learning event designed to elevate instruction and achievement in every classroom across the country. 

    The 2023 Charleston Educator Symposium "Making Dreams Come True", gave administrators, teachers, and support staff the opportunity to enrich their professional development with the goal of elevating instruction and achievement in every classroom across the county.

  • Gala Sponsors

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  • Kelly Education



  • Thank you to the following sponsors:

    McGraw Hill 
    Renaissance Learning
    Post & Courier
    Charleston RiverDogs
    Fullmind Learning
    Herarld Office
    Bonitz Flooring
    Charleston City Paper
    Charleston Radio Group
    Hines-McCormack Family
    Anita Zucker and the InterTech Group
    Lakeshore
    Media Technologies
    Mosely Architects
    Next Generation Storytellers
    Palmetto Rail
    RKO Total Graphics
    Royall Ace Hardware
    Trident Technical College
    The Wrenn Group
  • Thank you to the following table sponsors:

    AppliedData Technologies Laurel Hill Primary PTA
    A.R.I.S.E. International, Inc. McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
    Beresford Group National Geographic Learning/Cengage
    Brownstone Patrick Properties
    Thomas C. Cario Middle School PTSO PFM Financial Management/Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
    Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce PSSk12
    College of Charleston School of Education Reading Partners SC
    Cummins Reever Group
    Curriculum Associates Teaching Strategies
    East Cooper Montessori University of South Carolina College of Education
    Edmentum WAHS Athletic Booster Club
    Imagine Learning With Precision
    James Island Charter High School  
    Kona Ice  
  • 2023 Gala Recap Video


  • Charleston County School District (CCSD) held a much-anticipated gala event on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Charleston Marriott as a way to honor and celebrate CCSD’s outstanding educators and administrators. This year's seventh annual gala and silent/live auction, An Evening with the Stars, was a night of excitement and celebration as the District's "stars" were honored for their work elevating the achievements of students.

    LINKS: 2023 Teachers of the Year 

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