Phone: 843.856.5815


Degrees and Certifications:

M. Ed., The Citadel, Educational Leadership B.A., The College of Charleston, History

Mr. Jeff Blankenship, Principal

Mr. Blankenship is originally from North Carolina and moved to the Lowcountry to attend the College of Charleston where he was a pitcher on the baseball team.  He is entering his 23rd year as an educator, having spent his first 18 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator at Wando High School.  Mr. Blankenship piloted a course named "The History of Conflict and War" and compiled a 135-24 record over five years as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2010 and Associate Principal in 2017.  In August 2019, he was named Principal of the East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies.  Mr. Blankenship hopes to shape the future of our CAS by carrying on the vision of the late Lucy Beckham to East Cooper students, where every child graduates with a "viable plan, a realistic plan for what to do next and have the education and skills to do it."

Mr. Blankenship and his wife Jennifer have three sons, Jake (14), Sam (12), and Anderson (4).  They are passionate about their UNC Tar Heels and enjoy hitting the beach, spending time out at the ball fields, and taking family road trips.  If it were up to the boys, every night would be a family movie night!

Phone: 843.856.5823


Degrees and Certifications:

M. Ed., The Citadel, Educational Leadership M.A., Fruman University, Special Education B.A., The University of NC, Asheville, English with a minor in Education

Ms. Sharon Randall, Assistant Principal

Ms. Randall was born in Asheville, NC, where she graduated from Clyde A. Erwin High School and received a BA in English and Minor in Education from the University of NC at Asheville. After teaching English there for over six years, she moved to Greenville, SC, where she taught two more years while getting a MA in Special Education from Furman. Then, she moved to Charleston, SC, in 1999 to be close to her sister's family so that she could spoil her two nephews rotten, which was successfully accomplished. While in Charleston, Ms. Randall received her Plus 30 in English and Secondary Administration Certification, both from The Citadel. 

In 2005, Ms. Randall made the transition from teaching English to school administration by being an Assistant Principal at Fort Dorchester High School for two years and Wando High School for six years. In 2013, Ms. Randall became Principal at Thomas C. Cario Middle School for five years before transitioning to be the Executive Director of CCSD High Schools in 2018. After two years in this role, she chose to return to the principal role at Camp Road and Cario Middle, respectively. 

Ms. Randall loves working with and supporting teachers and students and has made this her life's focus. Outside of school, she spends time visiting with friends/family, reading, traveling, listening to music, dabbling with crochet and pottery, and playing the piano. 

Phone: 843.856.5826


Degrees and Certifications:

M. Ed., The Citadel, Educational Leadership Masters, The Citadel, Biology B.A. The College of Charleston, Chemistry

Mrs. DeAna Sutler, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sutler was born in Beaufort, SC where she grew up spending time at the beach, in the pool, or tending to her grandmother's farm animals.  After graduation from Beaufort High School, she moved to Charleston, SC where she has remained.  While working on her Bachelor's degree, Mrs. Sutler enrolled in an EMT course through TTC.  Upon completion of the course, she began working for CCEMS as a part-time medic.  It was during those 4 years that she found her passion for teaching as co-owner of an emergency training company.  She spent most of her days traveling around the tri-county area training industry personnel in First Responder, EMT, and CPR.  

After graduating from CofC, Mrs. Sutler found her way into public school teaching through the State's alternative pathway, PACE.  She spent 11 years in the classroom at Wando High School teaching Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Biomedical Science (PBS & HBS).  In the spring of 2017, she moved out of the classroom when she accepted a position as a Teacher Effectiveness Specialist with the Office of Teacher Effectiveness in CCSD.  She then spent the next 3.5 years working in various schools across the district, ranging from K-12 grades working with first and second-year teachers.  

Mrs. Sutler and her husband, Bryan, do not have any children of their own, but they have 3 wonderful fur babies: Riker (Brittany), Hope (Hound Mix), and Winnie (Terrier Mix)