ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Orangeburg County School District announces that two veteran technology leaders will continue to support OCSD's students, teachers, and school leaders in an enhanced capacity. Lois Preast and Curtis Mack will respectfully support OCSD’s Department of Technology as the information technology applications coordinator and operations coordinator.
For more than 28 years, Preast has worked at various levels in information technology domestically and internationally - 25 of those years serving in Orangeburg County. She is focused, impactful, knowledgeable in all aspects of technology, and knows the importance of working hard, being thankful, being grateful, and treating others with kindness.
“Having the opportunity to serve others during my career has been both humbling and inspiring,” said Preast, OCSD Information Technology Applications Coordinator. “To me, help has no time clock, especially if it will help a child achieve their goals or a colleague complete their work,” she continued.
In addition to her work in OCSD, Preast taught and mentored at the collegiate level in Information Technology and Management for eight years. Away from OCSD, Preast enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Curtis Mack will serve OCSD as the information technology operations coordinator. Mack has worked for OCSD since 2013. He has served in various roles, including technician, security specialist, and lead technician for OCSD, where he supervised ten technicians. Also, Mack serves OCSD as the cyber liaison officer with S.C. Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, a program created by SLED. Passionate about cybersecurity, Mack constantly dedicates his time studying and staying aware of all the latest trends.
Mack quotes David Frost as he states, ‘don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will happen naturally.” Mack shared, “I believe Frost’s words - I love working for Orangeburg County School District, and I believe in the future of our great district but, more importantly, our children."
Mack is a graduate of Bethune-Bowman Middle/High School and has two children with his wife of 18 years.