Charleston, SC — Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce Anna Dassing as the new principal of Lucy Beckham High School.
Beckham High, named after beloved, former Wando High School Principal Lucy Beckham, after her sudden passing in December 2015, is slated to open in Mt. Pleasant in Fall 2020. Dassing served as Principal of Moultrie Middle School before being appointed as Interim Executive Director of College and Career Readiness in Summer 2016. Shortly after her appointment, Dassing was called to serve as Acting Principal of Burke High School for majority of the 2016-2017 school year.
Dassing began her career as a middle school teacher in Rock Hill School District 3 before moving to Charleston in 2002, where she worked as a Teacher Specialist on site at Military Magnet Academy through the State Department of Education. She then had the opportunity to serve children as a learning specialist for CCSD and Dr. Lynda Davis; and later as assistant principal at R. B. Stall High School.
Dassing holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a teacher certification, as well as and a Master degree in Education for Administration and Supervision. She earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science in 1999.
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.