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Over 30 graduating seniors participate in HR Future Teachers Signing Day

RELEASE DATE: May 21, 2024

Teacher Signing DayCharleston County School District’s (CCSD) Division of Human Resources hosted the fourth annual Future Teacher Signing Day on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Over 30 current high school seniors made a pledge to pursue degrees in education and return to teach in CCSD after college through a recruitment program called Elevate Charleston.

“I am so impressed with this group of future teachers, and their excitement to make their classrooms a place for students to flourish,” said Dan Cieslikowski, coordinator of Elevate Charleston.

Future CCSD educators

Academic Magnet High School

Chase Sutcliffe - University of South Carolina

Skylar Weiss - University of South Carolina


Baptist Hill Middle-High School

Demajay Campbell - Winthrop University - High School English Language Arts

Destiny Gordon - Coastal Carolina University - Early Childhood Education


Burke High School

Zion Smalls - Charleston Southern University - Elementary Education


Early College High School

Janiya Heyward - Winthrop University - High School Social Studies

Julian Simmons - Winthrop University - Middle Level Math

Na’Daija Green - University of South Carolina - Music Education

Nyasia Singleton - University of South Carolina - Early Childhood Education

Raimi Peters - College of Charleston - Elementary Education


Lucy Beckham High School

Ashley Wilson - College of Charleston - Art Education

Elisabeth Romine - Charleston Southern University - Education/Child Development

Isabelle Marcino - University of Arkansas - Early Childhood Education

Savannah Bowlin - University of South Carolina


North Charleston High School

Peyton Poling - College of Charleston - Secondary ELA/Math/Band

Princess Odom-Vanderhorst - Claflin University - Early Childhood Education

Tremayne Hart - South Carolina State University - Secondary ELA


R.B. Stall High School

Jessica Bonilla - Charleston Southern University - Elementary Education

Jessica Davis - Columbia College - Elementary Education


St. John’s High School

Johanna Pablo-Pascual - Trident Technical College - Early Childhood Education

K’Layah Maxwell - Claflin University - CTE Health Science

Quelya Criss - Winthrop University - Secondary Science Education


Wando High School

Ava McKay - Anderson University - Elementary Education

Delanee Bogden - Clemson University - Elementary Education

Elizabeth Funke - Wingate University - Elementary Education

Emily Yaman - Anderson University - Early Childhood Education

Jack Hipp - College of Charleston - Theatre

Lexi Allen - Anderson University - Elementary Education

Meg McCormack - College of Charleston - Early Childhood Education

Olivia Ralston - University of Alabama - Early Childhood Education


West Ashley High School

Aubrie Riccio - Charleston Southern University - Early Childhood Education

Benjamin Schell - University of South Carolina - Music Education

Destinee Jackson - Coastal Carolina University - Early Childhood Education

Treimayne Abdur-Rahim - Trident Technical College - Early Childhood Education

Ty’la Colston - College of Charleston - Middle Level ELA

“We are so pleased with the growth that we have seen in this program over the last few years,” said Susan Watson-Bell, Director of Certified Recruiting and Staffing. “Members of the HR team are committed to cultivating relationships with these students while they progress in their teacher preparation program. We look forward to having them return to CCSD to build long and fruitful careers as educators.”