Charleston, SC — Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce David Parler as the principal of Camp Road Middle School. Camp Road Middle is the new joint middle school that will serve all of James Island beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
The new school is the result of an upcoming merger between James Island and Ft. Johnson middle schools on the site of James Island Middle to allow for the demolition and construction of the new Camp Road Middle School on the site of Ft. Johnson Middle.
Parler has served as the principal of Ft. Johnson Middle for the past 16 years. During this time, he has been responsible for the planning, organization, and daily operations of a school with nearly 500 students that has received numerous awards of excellence for academic achievements over the years. Prior to serving at Ft. Johnson, Parler was the assistant principal at Middleton High School from 1990 to 1997, and served as Acting Principal from 1997 to 2001 upon the retirement of the school’s principal.
For 15 years leading up to his time at Middleton, Parler served as a science teacher and tennis and cross-country track coach at St. Andrews Parish High School, as well as the Community School Director at the school for a period of seven years. He also served as an adjunct professor in the College of Charleston Physical Education Department for 10 years.
Parler holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston, two Master of Education degrees in Physical Education and Secondary Administration and Supervision from The Citadel, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from The Citadel as well. Parler was selected as CCSD’s Star Middle School Principal of the year in 2012 and 2016, and has served on numerous District committees, most recently as a member of the Fall 2016 Allocation Committee.
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 several specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees district-wide, 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 led by associate superintendents. 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.