CLARK REGINALD BALLARD
HARTSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA 29550
The Citadel, 1992
Master of Education in Secondary Administration
Charleston, South Carolina
The University of Alabama, 1985
Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Jefferson Davis High School, 1980
High School Diploma
HEADMASTER AND LOWER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL - Emmanuel Christian School, Hartsville, South
Carolina, July 2009-Present. Responsible for scheduling, personnel (hiring, firing and
evaluations), admissions, athletics oversight, physical plant, discipline, budget,
purchasing, curriculum, technology, and policy development. There are presently 400
Students and 40+ Faculty and Staff.
ADMINISTRATOR AND HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL - Aiken Christian School, Aiken, South Carolina,
July 1998-June 2009. Responsible for scheduling, personnel (hiring, firing and
evaluations), admissions, athletics, physical plant, discipline, budget, purchasing,
curriculum, technology and computer maintenance, standardized testing and policy
development. 99+ Students and 17+ Full Time and Part Time Faculty and Staff.
ADMINISTRATOR, LOWER SCHOOL AND UPPER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL - Central Heights Christian
School, Mount Airy, Georgia, June 1994-June 1998. Responsible for scheduling, personnel
(hiring, firing, and evaluations), admissions, athletics, physical plant, discipline,
budget, purchasing, curriculum, standardized testing, and conducting high school band
program. 180+ Students and 20+ Faculty and Staff.
BAND DIRECTOR - Berkeley County Schools (Cainhoy High School), Huger, South Carolina,
January 1993-May 1994. Organized and carried out existing band curriculum for grades 6-12.
Promoted and conducted school wide performances and organized curriculum for band and
music appreciation classes. 50+ Students.
ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIP -
The Citadel and Charleston County Schools (mostly Laing
Middle School), Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Fall 1992. This was the final course for
completion of The Master of Education program at The Citadel. This involved 155 hours of
in-school time observing and performing administrative duties.
BAND DIRECTOR - Bullitt County Schools (Bullitt Central High School), Shepherdsville,
Kentucky, July 1991-June 1992. Organized curriculum for band, piano and guitar classes for
grades 9-12. Promoted and conducted school wide performances and participated in statewide
competitions. 100+ Students.
SALES MANAGER - Glenwood Power Equipment Inc., Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, June 1990-
June 1991. Assisted customers in purchase decisions reported and tabulated daily sales
figures and maintained merchandise control.
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BAND DIRECTOR - Charleston County Schools (Laing Middle School), Mount Pleasant, South
Carolina, June 1985-June 1990. Organized band curriculum for grades 6-8. Promoted and
conducted school wide
performances and participated in statewide competitions. Participated in judging band
events statewide, promoted and assisted the local high school marching band (Wando High
School). A member of the Local School Improvement Team 1986-1988. 200+ Band Students.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA - Instrumental Music Education K-12 and Principal/Supervisor 6-
12, expired 6/2011
SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS - Educational Administration and Music,
Advanced Professional Certificate, expires 10/31/2019
Member and Deacon of Millbrook Baptist Church, Aiken, SC, 1999-2009
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2002-Present
International Association of Christian School Administrators, 1995-2009
Governing Council and founding member of Faith Community Baptist Church, 1996-1998
Berkeley County Schools Leadership Development Program, 1993-1994
Member and Deacon of East Cooper Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 1985-1994
Music Educators National Conference, 1985-1998
Clark Reginald Ballard - birthday February 20, 1962.
Jill Morton Ballard - wife, birthday November 25, 1964.
Married to Jill Morton Ballard on September 3, 1993, at East Cooper Baptist Church in Mt.
Evan Thomas Ballard - son, birthday July 11, 1998, 13 years old, adopted at 1 year s old
from Uchta, Russia, currently in the 7th grade.
Emily Ruth Ballard - daughter, birthday November 10, 1999, 12 years old, adopted at birth
from Charlotte, North Carolina, currently in the 6th grade.
I dedicated my life to serving Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, in August of 1972. I
believe that God calls us to be His children through the working of the Holy Spirit in our
lives. Each day I strive to walk in Holiness and Purity, before God and man, awaiting the
return of our Lord and Savior. I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and
the final authority for the believer.
CHIRISTIAN EDUCATION CALLING:
I know that God has called me to a career of educating His children. The state of our
world urges us to educate a generation of children who are academically sound, hungry for
a relationship with Christ, spiritually wise, evangelistically oriented, and have
developed a biblical world view. This can only be accomplished through a Christ-centered
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY:
I believe that the only way to completely educate a child is in a Christian and Bible
based setting. Since God is the Creator of everything, it is essential that all are
introduced to Him, who He is, what He has done, and what He is doing. After being
introduced to Him and given the opportunity to accept Him, they need to be given the
opportunity to grow in their relationship with Him. All children (and adults) need to be
introduced and taught this concept of a God-centered and biblical worldview.
When academics are taught within the framework of a God (Christ) centered worldview, then
and only then can the total child be educated. This allows the teacher to touch the
social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of each child. Through the power of the
Holy Spirit the teacher can then be an agent used by the Holy Spirit to affect change in a
child s life.REFERENCES:
Mr. Perry Strickland
Emmanuel Christian School Committee Chairman
1525 East Home Avenue
Hartsville, South Carolina 29550
Mr. Jimmy Beck III
Emmanuel Christian School High School Principal
1001 North Marquis Highway
Hartsville, South Carolina 29550
Dr. Gary Colboch
Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church
949 North Marquis Highway
Hartsville, South Carolina 29550
Mr. Edward Earwood
South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, Executive Director
615 Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Mr. Larry Watt
South Carolina Independent School Association, Executive Director
Post Office Drawer 690
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29116
Dr. Stephen Reel
Superintendent Southside Christian School
2211 Woodruff Road
Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681
Additional references are available upon request