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Lorraine Peeples Appointed to Orangeburg County School District's Board

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Orangeburg County School District (OCSD) announces the appointment of Dr. Lorraine Peeples of Norway, South Carolina, to occupy Seat 4. Selected by the Orangeburg County local delegation, Dr. Peeples will serve the remainder of the term previously held by the late Peggy James-Tyler. Her appointment will last through the end of the current term, which concludes in November 2024.

Dr. Peeples brings more than three decades of educational experience to her new role. A graduate of Claflin College, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education in 1989. Her pursuit of higher education continued at South Carolina State University, where she achieved a Master's of Education in English Education in 1996, followed by an Education Specialist Degree in Administration in 2000, and a Doctorate of Education in 2013.

Over the years, Dr. Peeples has held a variety of critical roles in educational settings across South Carolina. She currently serves as an Achievement Specialist for the LIFE2 Grant at Midlands Community Development Corporation. Before, she was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Denmark Olar School District 2. Her extensive professional history also includes positions such as Coordinator of Direct Instruction, Elementary Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, Literacy Coach, English Language Arts Teacher Specialist, and Assistant Principal.

A member of the South Carolina Education Association, Dr. Peeples has consistently shown her commitment to educational growth and standards within the state. Her wealth of experience and deep-rooted commitment to education will prove invaluable for the district's ongoing mission to deliver high-quality education to families across Orangeburg County.

Dr. Peeples is prepared to work collaboratively with the board, faculty, and community to uphold and further elevate the district’s educational standards. The district looks forward to her contributions and the positive impact she is sure to make.