Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Karen Whitley
Dr. Karen Whitley obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston, her Master's Degree in Reading from the Citadel, and her Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has over 40 years of experience in education in Berkeley County School District, beginning her career as a first grade teacher at Berkeley Elementary in Moncks Corner. Dr. Whitley went on to serve as a reading recovery teacher, and as a compensatory reading and math teacher before taking a facilitator position. She has extensive experience as both a school and district administrator. She has served in administrative roles both at the middle and the elementary level, including two principalships. Dr. Whitley has served in various roles at the district level, including Elementary School Supervisor, Executive Director of School Improvement, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Human Resouces Officer and Associate Superintendent for Student Services and Programs. She was named Deputy Superintendent for BCSD in 2022.