Kennedy named Charleston County School District Superintendent

June 28, 2022

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees voted Monday, June 28, 2022, to make Donald R. Kennedy, Sr. the Superintendent of Schools until a permanent replacement is found. Kennedy has been CCSD’s Interim Superintendent since January.

The Board has not established a timeline for the Superintendent search process.

Kennedy previously served as the District’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer on two separate occasions, first from July 2004 to September 2007, and second from January 2018 to December 2021. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Newberry College and a Master of Arts in Organizational Systems Renewal from Seattle University. He is also a certified public accountant.


About the Charleston County School District

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is a nationally accredited school district committed to providing equitable and quality educational opportunities for all of its students. CCSD is the second-largest school system in South Carolina and represents a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools spanning 1,300 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves approximately 49,000 students in 88 schools and specialized programs.

CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), Montessori, and charter schools. Options include programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), music and other creative and performing arts, career and technical preparation programs, and military.