Executive Director of the Elementary Learning Communities Jamie McCarthy

McCarthy has served as principal at Lambs Elementary School since 2019.

McCarthy began her career in Charleston County as a teacher at Hunley Park Elementary where she taught fourth and fifth grade, as well as third through fifth grade intervention. In 2013, McCarthy became the assistant principal at Pepperhill Elementary where she oversaw the Title I budget, positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), faculty hiring, student discipline, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), personalized learning, special education, strategic planning, and school safety. While in this role, she completed the SCASA Center for Executive Education Leadership AP Course Year 1, CCSD’s Principals for Tomorrow course, and was a member of the Literacy Leader Cohort.

In 2017, McCarthy joined Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School as assistant principal. During her time at Ashley River, McCarthy focused on arts and technology integration and gifted and talented identification, as well as served as a member of the school improvement council (SIC), parent teacher association (PTA), and the Department of Alternative Programs’ Code of Conduct Committee. She also completed the SCASA Center for Executive Education Leadership AP Course Year 2.

Over the last five years, she has expertly led the students and staff at Lambs Elementary using data driven instructional strategies. She has also led the district in becoming the first Restorative Practices Demonstration School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Georgian Court University in New Jersey and a Master of Education in Elementary Administration from The Citadel. She recently completed her Specialist in Educational Leadership degree from The Citadel and is a current Doctor of Education candidate at Clemson University (anticipated August 2024). She also holds early childhood, elementary,

principal, and superintendent certifications.