Phone: 843-471-2590


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Charla Groves, Principal

Mrs. Groves graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She received her Master's degree in Administration and Supervision from Charleston Southern University. Mrs. Groves taught 7th and 8th grade math, social studies, and ProTeam at College Park Middle School.

During her time at College Park Middle, she was named Berkeley County School District Teacher of the Year.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Mrs. Groves was an Instructional Technology Specialist for Berkeley County School District. In this role, she shared her passion for educational technology and innovation with teachers across BCSD, and presented at numerous state and national conferences. She was named a Discovery Education Star Educator and earned certifications as a SMART Technology trainer, Google Educator, and Brain Pop Educator.

Mrs. Groves has been at Philip Simmons Middle School since the school opened in 2016. She was the Assistant Principal for two years before becoming Principal in 2018. She is proud of the role she has played in building a culture of academic excellence and community at Philip Simmons Middle School.