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Brenda Corley resides in North Mount Pleasant with her husband Mike and two Boxers: Brody and Brien. Both her adult daughters attended Mount Pleasant K-12 schools.
Mrs. Corley is the principal of Oceanside Collegiate Academy in Mount Pleasant, a very successful free public charter high school focusing on both elite academics and athletics. Her husband Mike, is a retired Navy submariner, currently works as an antique firearms broker and owns a small business in Clemson.
Brenda grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to the mainland when she was a senior in high school. After living in a different country and two other states (Texas and Florida), she admits to having a "deep appreciation and respect for our town and its citizens".
Brenda has been the principal of Oceanside Collegiate Academy since its inception in 2016 and oversaw its move from McClellanville to Mount Pleasant in 2017. Prior to Oceanside, she served for five years as an assistant principal and administrator of the Ninth Grade Academy at Wando High School.
Brenda earned a B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida and holds two Master's degrees from The Citadel in School Counseling and School Leadership. She has taught, has counseled students and has led tri-county schools since 2002.
Mrs. Corley is a proven servant leader with a track record of success in building effective, team-centric cultures. Her work ethic combined with her ability to create consensus and unity among people of all ages and backgrounds makes her uniquely qualified to serve our Town.