Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce and welcome Michael J. White as principal at Morningside Middle School. White joins the district from Dorchester County School District 4 where he has served as principal at Woodland High School for the past three years.
White began his career as a science teacher at South Florence High School in Florence School District One in 2007. While at South Florence High, White founded the school’s first robotics team and served as a pioneering faculty member of Graduate Florence Academy, a program that provides qualifying eighth graders the opportunity to complete course work and earn Carnegie Units to advance to the tenth grade by the end of the academic year. He next joined Berkeley County School District as the Science, Aerospace Engineering, and Digital Electronics teacher in 2010 before becoming an assistant principal at Allendale-Fairfax High School in Allendale County Schools in 2012. White spent a year serving in this capacity before transitioning back to Berkeley County Schools as an assistant principal at Cross High School and later Stratford High School.
White earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Francis Marion University, a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Liberty University, and a Specialist in Education in Educational Leadership from Ball State University. White also holds a South Carolina school administration certification and is a certified Project Lead the Way instructor in Aerospace Engineering and Digital Electronics. He is a certified SAFE-T Evaluator/NIET Evaluator and a past participant in the South Carolina Department of Education’s Developing Aspiring Principals Program.
About the Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 86 schools and specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees districtwide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.
CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools, and is divided into three Learning Communities. Options include specialized programs in science, engineering and mathematics; liberal arts; music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military and other public service enterprises.