About Our District

The 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 of coastal lands. The district serves just less than 50,000 students in 85 schools and several specialized programs.  Offering a diverse, expanding portfolio of options—including neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools—and is divided into early childhood and elementary, middle, and secondary Learning Communities, each led by an associate superintendent. With approximately 6,500 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.


Dr. Gerrita Postlewait

Meet Our Superintendent, Dr. Gerrita Postlewait

Dr. Gerrita Postlewait is in her fifth year as Charleston County School District’s Superintendent.

She brings with her a wealth of experience as an education practitioner and leader at the district, state, and national levels, and as an executive in the private sector. She has served as superintendent in two other school districts.

She has served as Chair of the State Board of Education, as a member of the national governing board of the American Association of School Administrators, and as a consultant for several districts, states, and national organizations. As Chief K-12 Officer for a foundation, she helped establish the national Innovation Lab Network and co-founded Transform SC, a state-wide business-education partnership that fosters systemic educational change.

Dr. Postlewait is a true instructional leader who believes that working together, educators, students, parents, and community partners can dramatically increase the percentage of students who are ready to step successfully and productively into careers, college, and life.

Students are The heart heart of our work!