Welcome to the Department of Human Resources 

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Carl Carpenter, II, Ph.D.
Deputy Superintendent 

The primary mission of the Cherokee County School District Office of Human Resources is to attract, recruit and retain excellent employees to ensure that we are providing our students with the most highly qualified individuals to meet their educational needs. Our dedicated team provides information in the following areas:

  • Teacher Certification

  • Teacher Evaluation

  • Employee Benefits

  • Retirement Information

  • Board Policies

  • Certified and Classified Employment Procedures

  • Employment Verifications

  • FMLA Procedures

  • Substitute Training

  • Employee Honors and Accomplishments

  • University/College Partnerships

  • Employee Grievances

  • Compensation

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Professional Development

  • Induction Information

  • Mentoring Information

  • National Board Certification

CCSD at a Glance

Our District:

Our Schools

Quick Facts & Strides

  • Over 635 Certified Teachers

  • 71.49% of Teachers have Advanced Degrees

  • 29 National Board Certified Teachers

  • 144 Certified Mentor Teachers

  • One Primary School

  • Nine Elementary Schools

  • Three Middle Schools

  • Two High Schools

  • One Career Center

  • Adult Educational Center

  • Copeland Community Learning Center

  • Scholars Academy

Over the past school year CCSD has seen increases across the board academically in the following areas:

  • Overall Test Scores

  • Graduation Rate

  • i-Ready Performance

  • EOC Passage Rates

  • Increased student enrollment at our Institute of Innovation

  • Expansion of Work-based learning opportunities

  • 50+ Community Partnerships

Meet Our Team

Carl Carpenter, II, Ph.D. - Deputy Superintendent

Thomasina Logan – Executive Secretary to the Deputy Superintendent

Tammy Perry - Coordinator of Teacher Certification

Chad Palmer - Coordinator of Employee Benefits & FMLA

Donna Crocker - Coordinator of Teacher Evaluation

Rae Garcia - District Office Receptionist

Penny Bryant- Secretary for the Human Resources Department

Wonda Childers – District Office Custodian

Chuck Greene – District Courier

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Contact Us

Department of Human Resources
Cherokee County School District 
District Office

141 Twin Lake Road 
Gaffney, S.C. 29341

*Effective February 16, 2022, if an administrator adds a doctoral degree from an accredited university to their South Carolina State Department of Education certificate, the employee will be paid the difference between their Master's degree plus 30 hours salary base and their doctoral degree salary base utilizing the Cherokee County School District Teacher Scale.