Beverly Pilkey Joins CCSD as Executive Director of Exceptional Children

Charleston, SC — Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce and welcome Beverly Holt Pilkey to the Exceptional Children department. She has served as CCSD’s Interim Director of Instructional Programs since the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Beverly Holt Pilkey

Pilkey began her career in 1990 as a high school English teacher in Lexington, North Carolina. She has 10 years of experience as an assistant principal and principal in both North and South Carolina school districts at three Title I schools, where she facilitated exemplary student growth. Pilkey also served as a special education coordinator, coordinator of academically gifted programs (NC), coordinator of gifted and talented programs (SC), coordinator of K-8 education, and director of elementary education over 27 elementary schools. Most recently, Pilkey served as principal at Forestbrook Middle in Horry County Schools before coming to the district to serve as Interim Director of Instructional Programs.

“CCSD is fortunate to have such a quality candidate in Beverley Pilkey, whose extensive career in education spans nearly 30 years,” said Deputy Superintendent of Learning Services Cindy Ambrose.

Pilkey earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Appalachian State University and a Master of Education in School Administration and Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


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 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. 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.

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