Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Karen Oldham


Hello, I am Dr. Karen Oldham and I have been a high school principal and educator for 30 years.  I hold certifications in the following areas: Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, Vocational Administrator, Curriculum Director, Learning Disabilities, Mentally Impaired, Behavioral Disorders, English, Social Studies, Math thru Algebra I, and Multi-Categorical.  I have a Doctorate Degree from West Virginia University in Educational Leadership with a Minor in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Marshall University.  I also hold endorsements in South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.  I am currently working in Special Education in Kershaw County.  I moved to SC to be closer to my son who lives in Aiken SC (whom recently engaged with a September wedding and works as a Nuclear Engineer at Savannah River Site), and my daughter who attends the University of Kentucky in Materials Science and Computer Engineering and is a D1 athlete, top scholar and recently completed a summer engineering internship at Savannah River Remediation.  I am married to my husband of 30+ years and I live in Elgin SC.  I love to travel, spend time at the beach and boutique and vintage shop.  I am all about my family, God and the beach. I truly love education and making a positive impact on every child.  I have been named Principal and Educator of the Year and have served on a plethora of local, state and national educational cadres.  I am very excited for this next venture and my new home in Kershaw County.  My best advice is: Always be the best version of YOU!