Biography of Dr. Carolyn Gaillard

Dr. Carolyn Gaillard is a Family and Consumer Sciences and Teacher Cadet Instructor at Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Technology Center.  Dr. Gaillard has been in the field of education for over 30 years. Her teaching experiences began with the Orangeburg Department of Health and Environmental control as a Nutritionist; responsible for the nutrition classes of individuals on the WIC (Women Infants and Children) Program and women who experienced high risk pregnancy. She later joined the SCSU 1890 program where she served as Area County Supervisor and Family Life Specialist. Dr. Gaillard's educational career continued in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Three where she taught Family and Consumer Sciences courses as well as Teacher Cadet until she transferred to Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Technology Center.  Dr. Gaillard is National Board Certified in Early Adolescent: Early Adolescent through Young Adulthood/ Career and Technical Education


Dr. Gaillard's Education background:

  • M.Ed., Secondary Administration & Supervision

Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC 29423


  • Ed.D., Instructional Leadership

Argosy University, Sarasota, FL 34235

Dissertation: When Fathers Are Absent: The Impact on High School Students


  • Ed.S., Instructional Leadership

Argosy University, Sarasota, FL 34235


  • M.S., Nutritional Sciences

South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC 29117


  • B.S., Food and Nutrition: Minor: General Science

South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC 29117





Dr. Gaillard's significant achievements include:

  • Center for Educators, Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CEERA) Advisory Board
  • Career and Technical Education Department Chair
  • Career and Technical Education Peer Mentor
  • High School That Works Lead Teacher
  • Teacher Cadet Instructor
  • Coordinator for Non-Traditional CATE Program
  • Recognized by the Palmetto Grand Guild Heroines of Templar for dedicated community service
  • Recognized by the Orangeburg Community Action Board for outstanding services and commitment to the reduction of HIV/AIDS and HPV Cervical Cancer
  • Received 25,000,00 Legacy Grant for Orangeburg Community Action Board from the Center of Disease Control to provide HIV/AIDS education to Orangeburg and surrounding counties

•·         Global Career Development Facilitator

Dr.  Gaillard's Community Involvement include:

  • Orangeburg Community Action Board, Inc.
  • Minority AIDS Council
  • Member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church
  • Director Youth Empowerment Ministry, Springhill Missionary Baptist Church,
  • Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Usher Ministry; Sunday School Teacher
  • Speaker at High School Awards Program
  • Cancer Training for community leaders
  • Organized HIV/AIDS Community Youth Conference
  • Organized Community Back to School Program for youth and their parents
  • Organized Community Youth Halloween Safety Program
  • Presenter - Cancer Training, Orangeburg Community Action Board, Orangeburg
  • Presenter - Cancer Training, Springfield Community Concerned Citizens, Springfield


Dr.  Carolyn Gaillard is married to Mr. Jerome Gaillard. They are the parents of 5 children and 4 grandchildren.