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Published Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Deon Jackson

The Berkeley County School District Board of Trustees voted 6-2 to select Deon Jackson as the district’s next superintendent during the special meeting of the board on Wednesday, May 19. Jackson will officially start as superintendent on July 1, 2021; however, he plans to work alongside Dr. Ingram in the weeks ahead to prepare for a smooth transition.

Jackson currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for Pupil Services for the Berkeley County School District. Prior to this, he has served as the Senior Associate Superintendent of Operations and Administration, Interim Superintendent and Chief Administrative Officer in Berkeley County. He also served as principal at Cane Bay Middle School and St. Stephen Middle School, and as an assistant principal at Timberland High School.

Jackson served as a classroom teacher in Berkeley County for four years and in Lancaster County for two years. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ed.S. and M.Ed. from The Citadel.

Chair Dave Barrow said, “The board had a difficult decision with three strong finalists who were all from within the district. I am confident that Deon Jackson will serve Berkeley County well. We are excited to move forward to do what is best for the education of our students.”


The South Carolina School Boards Association assisted the Board of Trustees throughout the search process.