Phone: 843-362-3500


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Art Degree in Elementary Education Master of Art Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education in Education Leadership and Supervision K-12 Literacy Certification Elementary Education Certification Elementary and Secondary Administration Certification

Dr. LaShay Barksdale


Welcome to Creek Bridge STEM Academy's webpage. I am ecstatic to serve as the Principal of this great school. I am fortunate to work with motivated, excited, and committed educators. With family and community partnerships, we will work to strengthen Creek Bridge as a unique, rigorous, engaging, and exceptional learning institution. 

I love learning, and the list of universities I have attended will illustrate that. I have attended the University of South Carolina Aiken, Lesley University, Gardner Webb University, and the University of South Carolina (Go GAMECOCKS!). I have served in varied roles within this fantastic profession. I have been an elementary school teacher, middle school teacher, reading interventionist, reading coach, instructional coach, and assistant principal. In all of these roles, my efforts have been driven by the belief that all students can learn! That same belief continues to influence my drive and passion as a principal.

I am looking forward to a memorable school year at Creek Bridge STEM Academy. 

Committed, Balanced, Successful Achievers

 ∴ Best Students

∴ Best Staff

∴ Best School