Coordinator for the Arts and High Achieving Programs ESOL, Academic Challenge, G.I.F.T.

Phone: 803-432-8416 ext. 1256


Degrees and Certifications:

A.A. Emmanuel College, Music B.A. The College of Charleston, Music Education M.A. Columbia College, Organizational Leadership

Mrs. Regina McDonald

As the Coordinator of the Arts and High Achieving Programs, my duties include:

-Support Arts, Multilingual, and Gifted/Talented teachers.

-Support schools in Arts Grant Processes, which include grants from the SC Dept. of Education and the SC Arts Commission.

-Serve as a liaison and collaborate with the Arts Center of Kershaw County

-Support the High School and Middle School Academic Challenge teams, as well as the Elementary Quiz Bowl

-Publicize district arts programs and events

-Promote our school district's Artistically Gifted Students


-Manage the district's Arts District Arts Support Grant and ensure the completion of the 5-year strategic plan for the arts

-Title III Manager for Multilingual Learners

-P.E./Health Coordinator

-G.I.F.T. Manager

-Coordinate our annual Celebrating the Arts event, Upton Trio performances, various Artists-in-Resident, Arts Arising screening, Strings classes, and Show Choir.


MOST IMPORTANTLY, I enjoy supporting the best music, visual art, media art, band, dance, theatre, Multilingual Specialists, PE, and Health teachers in South Carolina!


Prior to my current position, I taught at Camden Elementary School of the Creative Arts where I was the Distinguished Arts Program (DAP) Grant manager for 5 years. I have been teaching music for 17 years.   I graduated from Emmanuel College in Georgia, The College of Charleston, and Columbia College.  My husband and I live in Lugoff and love hanging out with our 3 "almost-grown" children. We also enjoy our church family, The Citadel, and Clemson Football.