Michelle Simmons
Executive Director of Elementary
Learning Community

Michelle Simmons has served as a CCSD administrator for 14 years, and previously led Stono Park Elementary School, serving as Principal since 2010.

Simmons also served as Principal of CC Blaney Elementary School, Assistant Principal at Goodwin Elementary School, and began her career in education in Charleston County, by teaching at Mary Ford Elementary School.

Simmons holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from South Carolina State University and a Master’s in Elementary Education Administration and Supervision and an Ed.S. in Education Leadership from The Citadel.

“Mrs. Simmons is an impeccable student-centered, data-driven, servant leader who has created a culture of determination and academic successes at Stono Park,” said Deputy Superintendent Cindy Ambrose.


About the ELC

The Elementary Learning Community (ELC) is organized and staffed with an Executive Director and two Directors. There are 48 elementary schools in the system including traditional neighborhood schools, Montessori programs, arts integrated themes, as well as a variety of grade configurations.

In Charleston County School District the ELC is designed to ensure quality schooling with a rigorous, relevant curriculum for all students, and establishes the foundation for all future learning. We aim to provide the basic skills as well as enrichment opportunities to develop students who are prepared to be college and career ready.

The leaders, teachers and support staff in the Elementary Learning Community are enthusiastic about continuous improvement and finding opportunities to get better each and every day. We pride ourselves on keeping students at the heart of our work!

ELC Leadership Opportunities