St. DavidUnified School District #21

Meet Our Superintendent

Dr. Arleen Kennedy was appointed as St. David Unified School District #21 superintendent in July 2018 after serving over 24 years in education as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district office support personnel. Dr. Kennedy graduated from South Carolina State University in May 1993 with a BA in Political Science/Pre-Law. Continuing the educational journey, in December 1996, she received a MAT in Secondary Education from The Citadel Military College. Additionally, Dr. Kennedy holds a second M.ED in Educational Administration from Charleston Southern University and has recently defended her dissertation to complete her ED.D program in Urban Educational Leadership..

She fostered active professional membership with the following organizations: the School Superintendent Association (AASA), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 

Dr. Kennedy is a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, Sisters of Faith #45.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear St. David Students, Staff, and Community Members,

I would like to extend to you a heartfelt thanks for making this year the greatest year so far of my career in education. As we begin to wrap up the 2018–2019 school year, it has been a wonderful journey of getting to know everyone and getting the chance to share this new experience.

I am looking forward to the 2019–2020 school term and all the exciting opportunities that has to offer.

Staff members will embark on new experiences, students will see more opportunities for their coursework, and the community will see an even stronger school-community relationship. Even as we look to changes in staff, we forge ahead on the spirit of knowing that the school year was successful and that the students began their quest for excellence.

We invite you to continue on this journey of excellence and ask that you look out for bigger and better things:

  • A new face to the webpage.
  • A stronger social media presence.
  • Increased town hall forums.
  • Improved strategies to increase communication with all stakeholders.

We are looking for your continued support and your love of our district to stay strong. And as always, we invite you to join us in excellence!


Dr. Arleen Kennedy

Arleen Kennedy