Jacquelyn Carlen

Jacquelyn Carlen is the Interim Chief Financial Officer. Carlen has served as CCSD’s Executive Director of Finance since 2017. She has been responsible for helping produce balanced budgets that led to increases in teacher pay, growth of the district’s fund balance, and a decrease in the district’s debt. During her time as CCSD’s Executive Director of Finance, the district earned a AAA rating by Moody’s Investors 

Service and positive reviews from annual financial audits by Greene Finney Cauley, LLP. Carlen, a graduate of R.B. Stall High School, received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from 

Charleston Southern University. Carlen is a current member of the Southeastern Association of School Business Officials and the South Carolina Association of School Business Officials (SCASBO).

She is also a SCASBO-certified school business official.

Terri Nichols

Terri H. Nichols is a longtime employee of the Charleston County School District who has dedicated most of her adult life to children, teaching, and learning. She began her career as a teacher at Morningside Elementary and also taught at Brentwood Middle School where she was named Teacher of the Year and a CCSD semi-finalist in 1987. Mrs. Nichols moved into administration and became Assistant Principal at Hunley Park before she was named Principal at Mary Ford Elementary in 1991. During her tenure at Mary Ford, the school was recognized by the National Title I department at their convention in Anaheim, California for demonstrating marked academic achievement in both reading and mathematics. Additionally, Mrs. Nichols was awarded the CCSD Principal of the Year Honor in 1996. 

Mrs. Nichols continued as a principal moving to lead Belle Hall Elementary from 1999 through 2008. During this time, the school maintained its excellent rating awarded by the South Carolina Department of Education. Mrs. Nichols, a huge supporter of students with special needs, was recognized by the Downs Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry with the Education Award in 2005, and, in 2009, she was awarded the Friend of Reading Recovery for her support of Reading Recovery as an intervention for struggling first-grade readers.

In 2008, Mrs. Nichols became an Associate Superintendent for elementary schools supervising at first 17 elementary schools and ultimately having primary responsibility for the operation and supervision of all 45 elementary schools in CCSD. 

The Citadel and the Anita Zucker School of Education honored Mrs. Nichols with the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2017 for her many years of service to the students, teachers, and parents of Charleston County.

Her current role is Interim Executive Associate Superintendent of Literacy and Certified Staff Development and is working with a variety of initiatives including literacy and leadership development.

Bill Briggman

William Briggman, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Charleston County School District (CCSD) is a University of South Carolina alum and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Research and Human Personnel Resources, a Master of Arts in Education and Administration as well as an Educational Specialist Degree in School Counseling, all from UofSC. Mr. Briggman has provided dedicated service to CCSD for over twenty-two years and, as a result, was recognized by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators as the 2019 Personnel Administrator of the Year. He has played an active leadership role at the state level serving as the President of the SCASA Personnel Division as well as various leadership roles and on the SCASA Board of Directors.

Most recently he has been asked to serve as an advisor to SC-TEACHER, a state-wide initiative led by UofSC and funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to innovate our current teacher and school leadership development system with the goal of creating a national model. In addition to serving as the leader of the CCSD Human Resources Division for twelve years, he served as the Director of HR Operations, Director of Teacher Recruitment, and the Executive Director of HR. He continues to be a leader in paving the way for equitable educator compensation and innovative educator recruitment in South Carolina.

Jeffrey Borowy

Borowy has served as Deputy for Capital Programs since 2014 after more than 28 years as a Naval Officer. During Borowy’s time in service, he filled roles such as the Vice Commander for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, the Chief of Staff for the First Naval Construction Division, and the Commanding Officer of NAVFAC Europe Africa Southwest Asia. He holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University, and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech.