Veteran CCSD educator John Cobb named Executive Principal at Memminger Elementary

May 13, 2024

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce and welcome John Cobb as Executive Principal at Memminger Elementary School. In this new role, Cobb will oversee the work at Memminger while also assisting in special CCSD projects related to improving student outcomes. An experienced leader in CCSD, Cobb is joining the Memminger family after serving as the district’s Executive Director of Federal Programs and School Improvement for the last several years. Memminger Principal Dottie Brown will retire on June 30, 2024, after a three-decade-long career as an educator.

Cheryl “Cherie” Wash Interim Principal Memminger Elementary School

Cherie Wash has also been appointed as Memminger’s Interim Principal. Wash has served as Memminger’s Assistant Principal since 2020 after previously serving as a district instructional specialist, lead teacher, and teacher evaluator in the Office of Teacher Effectiveness. Cobb’s experience throughout the district, coupled with Wash’s long-standing service at Memminger, will complement one another to benefit and engage students, parents, and the community.


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 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 50,000 students in 88 schools and specialized programs.

CCSD offers a diverse portfolio of educational options and specialized programs delivered to the students of CCSD through neighborhood, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), Montessori, and charter schools and programs. Rich educational opportunities for students include programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; military; dual credit; and many more.