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Berkeley County School District | Moncks Corner SC 29461 USA | Full Time - School Year | Revised: 04/18/2017

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Dear Applicant:

We are pleased you are interested in the position of Superintendent of the Berkeley County School District and encourage you to complete and submit an application. A copy of the application may be downloaded online. The link to the application is accessible via our website at or at the BCSD website at In order to be considered timely, the application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2017. A confirmation email will be sent to you when you have completed the application. Note, you may want to print or save a copy of your completed application for your records, as you will not be able to access the application to edit, or add documents once the deadline has passed.
You may submit copies of any college or graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted) and any applicable professional licenses or certificates as attachments to your application. It is also important to note that the application contains authorizations and releases, which are self-explanatory. These authorizations must be signed.
After the application deadline, completed applications will be forwarded to the members of the Berkeley County Board of Education for review. The board will then invite selected applicants in for interviews. The board hopes to make a final decision by August 29, 2017.

Your inquiry and application will be confidential. By law, the board may not publicly release any of your application information without your consent. Thus, your information will not be released beyond the members of the Harding Parker & Associates search team, the members of the Berkeley County Board of Education, and the board attorney. As noted on the application, the board also may need to contact references and conduct background checks on the finalists for this position. If you are selected as a finalist and the board requests this information, HPA will contact you with the necessary notice, authorization, and release forms. I look forward to receiving your completed application. If you have any questions as you gather the required information and complete the application, please feel free to contact me by phone at 910-5364588 or email at

Dr. Barry Harding / Dr. Anthony L. Parker


Application Deadline: June 12, 2017

Announcement of Superintendent Search

The Berkeley County Board of Education is seeking a dynamic, innovative leader to serve as superintendent of its county-wide school system that serves more than 34,574 PK-12 students. Berkeley County is located near historic Charleston, South Carolina.

The Board of Education of the Berkeley County School District is seeking a superintendent to lead the school system as it continues its pursuit of excellence. Candidates must meet the legal requirements to be licensed as a superintendent in South Carolina and be qualified to serve under the State Board of Education’s alternative guidelines. Teaching, building level principal, central office, deputy superintendent, or superintendent experience are required. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. A successful candidate will be required to live within the boundaries of the Berkeley County School District. Applications are due by June 12, 2017.

A successful candidate must demonstrate ability and success in (1) visionary educational leadership; (2) curriculum and instruction; (3) goal-setting and monitoring achievement; (4) fostering community and intergovernmental partnerships; (5) administration and organizations of short-term and long-term strategic planning, budgeting, personnel and facility management; (6) strong communication skills and effective team-building; (7) procuring additional funding; (8) visibility and involvement in community activities; (9) leadership in maintaining safe and orderly school environments; (10) planning and funding of school facilities; (11) decisionmaking, delegation, and follow-through; and (12) demonstrates ability in multicultural environments and relationship building.

In partnership with our community, ignite in every student a passion for world-class knowledge and skills through dynamic instruction and personalized educational opportunities.

District information:
The Berkeley County School District continues its commitment to high performance that is reflected both in and out of the classroom. The Berkeley County School District received an Excellent rating on the state report card from the South Carolina Department of Education. The district contains 20 schools that earned Palmetto Gold or Silver Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year, the 2015 South Carolina Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year, and four National Blue Ribbon Schools with increased recognition daily. Berkeley County School District has strong ties to the business community including the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and the Charleston Metro-Area Chamber of Commerce. The partnerships have fostered a community that is passionate about education, providing opportunities for student growth and preparing students for college and careers.

Berkeley County is one of the fastest growing areas in the Southeast. With such a rapid increase in residents and students, Berkeley County School District is changing to support the growth. The school district began its most recent building program, funded by the 2012 School Improvement Referendum, which includes the construction of five new schools, major renovation projects to 4 schools and additional capital improvement projects throughout the district. Students are served by 44 schools, which include 8 high schools, 11 middle schools, 3 intermediate schools, 1 combination elementary and middle school, 1 combination middle and high school, 20 elementary schools, and an alternative school. Berkeley County remains a leader in innovative classroom technology. The district has invested heavily in technology, ensuring every classroom is equipped with Smart Boards, and providing 19,000 Chromebooks as part of its OneBerkeley Connect one to one initiative. Strong emphasis placed on early childhood education with the district offering full day K4 programs as well as full day K5 Kindergarten.

Nestled in the heart of the Lowcountry, Berkeley County is bordered by Charleston and Dorchester Counties, and offers all the conveniences of a major city while maintaining a rural ambiance. The county boasts world-renowned lakes and rivers that provide exciting activities for anglers, adventurers, and naturalists, and convenient access to Charleston beaches. Berkeley County is steeped in rich history dating back to the late 1600s, attracting history
enthusiasts to Mepkin Abbey and historic plantation properties. Berkeley County offers modern economic development with a small-town feel.

Compensation / Terms of employment:
The Board expects to offer an initial multi-year contract with a competitive annual salary and an incentive package plus benefits. The salary range will be $200,000 plus, and the total compensation package will be negotiated with the selected applicant. The Board desires the new superintendent to officially assume this position on a mutually agreed upon date.

Applicants are required to hold or provide evidence of eligibility for a South Carolina superintendents’ certificate. Candidates are encouraged to obtain information about requirements for certification from the state’s office of Teacher Quality at

Application / Selection procedure:
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must complete the Board’s required application form, accessible online at and An application file must include a letter of interest indicating reasons for interest in the position, a current resume’, and three letters of reference. Candidates must forward these materials and mail all other materials so that they are received by June 12, 2017.

Harding Parker Associates, LLC - Berkeley

Dr. Barry Harding, Associate / Dr. Anthony L. Parker, Associate
8205 Saltwood Place
Raleigh, NC 27617

Official transcripts will be required from candidates who are invited to interview with the Board of Education. All application material will be treated confidentially. As part of the selection process, the Board may make a site visit to the home community of the final candidates. Applicants are requested not to contact members of the Board of Education. For additional information about the school district go to:

Harding Parker Associates must receive letters of application and other required materials no later than June 12, 2017. The Board expects to finalize the search by September 1, 2017.

For more information:

Dr. Barry Harding 910-536-4588

Dr. Anthony L. Parker 919-500-8896

Dr. Johnny Hunt 910-416-6866

Application available at:



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Location Moncks Corner, SC, United States
Categories CEO/Superintendent/President
Organization Type Public School

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Contact Name Dr. Barry Harding
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Primary Phone 910-536-4588
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