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Candace 2023

Dr. Candace Bruder
Communications Officer

Dr. Bruder began her education career with teaching assistant positions at Columbia University and New York University.  She served as Community Liaison Office Coordinator and later as Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where her responsibilities included education-related initiatives.  From 2011-2015 she was Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, and from 2015-2018 she was Director of Communications at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School in Beaufort.  In 2018 she returned to USCB as Senior Director of Communication. A frequent presenter at college and professional events across the South, Candace has won awards for her work in marketing and digital media.

You can email Dr. Bruder or call 843-322-2432.

The multi-faceted Office of Communications develops, implements, and engages all channels of internal and external communications to ensure a consistent two-way flow of information between district administrators, parents, students, and the community. 

Our award-winning department and commitment to delivering timely information to our internal and external stakeholders is demonstrated by nearly continuous monitoring of and posting to social media and the website, the distribution of publications and flyers, attendance at community functions and events, and the implementation of the parent-emergency notification system. In addition, the Office of Communications is heavily relied upon for up-to-the-minute status reports during weather emergencies to help families prepare and plan accordingly.

Our focus is to strengthen community relationships and promote the students, staff, and programs offered at the district. 

— Dr. Candace Bruder


The Office of Communications is responsible for:

  • Marketing, Graphic Design and Branding. 
  • BrightArrow—the district’s notification system.
  • Media Relations—we are in constant communication with local and national news outlets.
  • Podcasts. Subscriptions will be available soon!
  • Videos—we releases approximately 100-to-200 videos a year highlighting our student and staff achievements, interviews with prominent government officials, Town Halls, and district-community partnerships.
  • Websites —the district’s main site and 31 school sites are updated almost daily.
  • Social Media— the district's social media platforms.
  • Developing Community Partnerships.
  • Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA)

Email community or call 843-322-2300 or reach out to one of our communications staff members.

Dr. Candace Bruder | 843-322-2432
Director of Communications

Cristin Casper
Community Services Coordinator | 843-322-2306

Position is currently vacant
Digital Engagement and Marketing Manager | 843-322-2411 

Ron Lopes
Media Production Coordinator | 843- 322-5411

Molly Godley
Communications Specialist | 843- 322-5933