• CCSD Superintendent Search 2023

  • June 21, 2023 - CCSD Trustees approve contract with Dr. Eric Gallien to serve as Superintendent

    The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees announced today that Dr. Eric N. Gallien has been named the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. The Board approved Dr. Gallien’s contract with a 6 to 3 vote. He will assume the duties of Superintendent on July 1, 2023.

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     In recent days, many Charleston County citizens have asked additional questions around the superintendent search process. To address those questions, we will continue to be transparent in response to the public.  

    The CCSD Board of Trustees, in partnership with BWP search firm, conducted a  thorough national search to find a highly qualified superintendent. 

    In total, there were 44 completed applications for the position. BWP reviewed all  44 applications and ultimately delivered seven applications to the Board that fulfilled the CCSD Leadership Profile. The CCSD Leadership Profile was designed following community input and was based on what Charleston  County citizens said they wanted in the next superintendent. 

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  • May 30, 2023 - Charleston County School District Board of Trustees Selects New Superintendent to Lead District Forward

    Today, the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees announced it will pursue a contract with Dr. Eric Gallien to serve as CCSD’s next superintendent following an extensive nationwide search. Dr. Gallien’s selection follows his visit to the district last week where he toured schools, spoke with administrators and held a meet and greet with community members, families, educators, and staff.  With an unwavering commitment to educational excellence and a proven track record of transformative leadership, the Board intends for Dr. Gallien to formally assume his new role at CCSD this summer, pending contractual negotiations.

    As the second largest school district in South Carolina, Charleston County School District recognizes the crucial importance of selecting a superintendent who can drive positive change, create a culture of collaboration with diverse stakeholders, instill trust, and enhance the overall educational experience for all students. The rigorous selection process led by a search firm, BWP & Associates, resulted in 44 candidates from across the nation applying. BWP & Associates recommended seven of those candidates to the Board. The Board selected three individuals; Dr. Charles McNulty of Pulaski County Special School District (Little Rock, Arkansas), Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw of Richmond County School System (Augusta, Georgia), and Dr. Eric Gallien of Racine Unified School District (Racine, Wisconsin) as its top candidates. Dr. Gallien emerged as the leading candidate, impressing the Board with his experience, vision, and innovative approach to education.

    “I’m excited about this next step in the selection process and honored to be the candidate of choice to lead CCSD forward,” said Gallien. “I strongly believe in my ability to bring impactful, positive change to the students, families, and educators of CCSD and look forward to getting to work.”

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  • The Charleston County School District is currently undergoing a search for a new Superintendent. This process began in the fall of 2022 with community engagement and will be completed in the spring of 2023. This page will provide information regarding timelines, key documents, and other information as is available. 

    Superintendent Leadership Profile 

    The Leadership Profile for the 2023 Superintendent hiring process was developed by analyzing data input from Community engagement sessions held in April 2023. 

    Superintendent Vacancy Posting (link) 

    The Charleston County School District (CCSD) in Charleston, SC is the second largest school district in the state and is seeking a new Superintendent to implement solutions to accelerate student achievement, engage families and the community in student success, and continue to address the challenges to learning presented by the global pandemic.

    Search Timeline

    The timeline for the ongoing work and completion of the 2023 Superintendent Search.

    • April 2023 - Communicate the engagement schedule to the public
    • April 2023 - Direct outreach to stakeholders, engagement sessions
    • April 2023 - BWP findings to Board of Trustees 
    • May 1, 2023 - Application Process Closes
    • Board of Trustees announces candidate to public

    2023 Community Engagement Schedule - April 18-20, 2023

    BWP & Associates will be facilitating Community Engagement Sessions as they develop a Leadership Profile for CCSD's next Superintendent. Check the schedule and share your voice.

    2023 Community Engagement Report 

    Information and documentation regarding community engagement was conducted in April 2023. This section will include the Final Report and other documentation from BWP.

    Superintendent Search Committee Members

    Initial BWP Presentation to the Community

    Superintendent Search Survey
    The Charleston County School Board of Trustees invites you to complete a survey to assist with our current Superintendent search.  This survey will be open through midnight on April 20, 2023. To participate, please click here.  

    Encuesta para la búsqueda de un superintendente
    La Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Charleston lo invita a completar una encuesta para ayudar con nuestra búsqueda actual de Superintendente. Esta encuesta estará abierta hasta la medianoche del 20 de abril de 2023. Para participar, haga clic aquí.

    Contact Information
    Direct input can be provided via email by emailing Dr. Castner with BWP Associates at kccastner@protonmail.com.