CCSD leadership announcements

April 25, 2023
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is excited to announce the following new leadership appointments:
  • Ashley Dorsey, Principal, James B. Edwards Elementary School (effective July 1, 2023)
  • Chris Haynes, Principal, Jerry Zucker Middle School

 Dorsey began her career in 2004 as a fifth grade talent development teacher at Tuckaseegee Elementary in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. While at Tuckaseegee, Dorsey served as grade level chair, PTA Secretary, advised two student organizations, and developed and coordinated effective academic improvement programs and remedial reading lessons for after school district programs. In 2006, Dorsey joined CCSD as an upper elementary teacher at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School (SIES). While in this position, she served as grade level chair, as well as on various school teams including the leadership team, safety team, student council association, school improvement council, partial magnet neighborhood planning team, wellness team, and as the school’s instructional resource teacher and Director of Camp Intervention. 

Haynes began his career in education in 2005 as a teacher at Wilson High School in Florence School District One. Over the next six years, Haynes taught high school social studies to students in grades 10-12. During that time, he also led the social studies department as department chair and made major gains in passage rates on the U.S. History End-of-Course exam.

In 2011, Haynes took a position as assistant principal at Southside Middle School (SSMS) in Florence One. As assistant principal, he led several initiatives including professional learning communities (PLCs) to improve behavior management in classrooms, a Watch D.O.G.S program to bring positive male role models into the school, and he evaluated teachers and staff to achieve academic gains.