• Superintendent of Schools

  • Community Feedback

  • As the new Superintendent of Schools for CCSD, my main focus in the first 100 days is to connect with members of the community and hear their thoughts and opinions. I am excited to listen and learn from you. 

    I greatly appreciate your willingness to share your time and insights with me. Thank you.

    LINK:  Community Feedback Survey

  • Dr. Gallien's CES Keynote Speech

  • Dr. Gallien's keynote from the 2023 Charleston Educator Symposium. #gettingtoknowgallien #listeningandlearning
  • Biography

  • The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees announced on June 21, 2023, that Dr. Eric N. Gallien has been named the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. The Board approved Dr. Gallien’s contract with a 6-3 vote. He will assume the duties of Superintendent on July 1, 2023.

    Dr. Eric Gallien was the only candidate to receive a unanimous 9-0 vote for a second in-person interview. After a second interview and a day in the district, Dr. Gallien received a 6-2 vote to proceed with contract negotiations.

    “We are excited to welcome Dr. Gallien to CCSD,” said Board Chair Pam McKinney. “His decades of successful leadership in public education and record of service in the United States Marine Corps will serve him well as he leads our district into the future.”

    Dr. Gallien comes to Charleston from Racine Unified School District in Racine, WI. He brings a wealth of experience and leadership to CCSD, having previously served as Regional Director of School Support in Milwaukee Public Schools, Deputy Superintendent at Racine, and Superintendent there since 2018.

    Dr. Gallien began his career as an educational assistant and became a teacher in both middle and high schools. He demonstrated strong leadership as a principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, establishing a track record of success as a dynamic instructional leader and an administrator who firmly stands on the philosophy of students first.