Inspiring Lifelong Leaners | Compass Collegiate Academy


Meet Our Team



Executive Director


Dean of Academics


Director of Operations

Madison Newman

Lead Teacher, 2nd Grade

Jennifer DeGruy

Lead Teacher, 1st Grade


Lead Teacher, 1st Grade

Heather Baldwin

Lead Teacher, Kindergarten

Vernesha Williams

Lead Teacher, Kindergarten

Gail Kemp

Special Education Teacher

Taylor Todman

Office Manager

Robin Taylor

School Nurse

Stephanie Harvey

Physical Education Teacher

Kiersten Searles

Music Teacher

Gray Livingston

Operations  & Scholar Support

Desmona Brown

After School Program Director & Scholar Support

Shirley Brown

After School Leader

Shaquoria Mitchell-Rutledge

After School Leader

Lorena Smith

After School Leader

Eric Amoquandoh

African Dance Teacher

'22-'23 Enrollment Applications Now Accepted

Compass Collegiate Academy (CCA) is a tuition-free public charter school in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

As a state charter school, students residing anywhere in South Carolina (including Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties) are eligible to attend Compass Collegiate Academy.

We invite you to attend an upcoming Open House and explore what makes CCA so special.