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Meet our School Administrator

Dr. Karen Bare-Oldham

Dr. Karen Bare-Oldham

Titles: Director
Phone Numbers:
School: 803-425-7712 ext. 3814

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/Multi-Subject K-8.  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 the Director for Alternative Programs here in Kershaw County.  I moved to SC in 2020 to be closer to my son who lives in Aiken SC works as a Nuclear Engineer at Savannah River Site and my daughter who is a senior at the University of Kentucky in Materials Science and Aerospace Engineering and is a summer engineering intern on the Space Coast for Extant Aerospace.  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 also enjoy traveling and spending time with my 2 favorite puppies, Charlie Jane (Aussie -Doodle) and Oakley (Morkie). I truly love education and making a positive impact on each and 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 a positive, strong, instructional leader and I am very excited for this next chapter in my life.  My best advice is: Always be the best version of YOU!