Administration & Department Information


Mission Statement

Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Inc. seeks to provide a quality education which prepares students to meet the academic demands of college and to lead productive and fulfilling lives in a complex world.



Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Inc. if fully accredited by AdvancED and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA). Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Inc. was chartered on December 31, 1984, as a non-profit corporation and has qualified as a tax-exempt organization under I.R.C. Section 501(c)3. The school admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.



Orangeburg Prep faculty members are chosen based on demonstrated excellence within their field of study, a strong commitment to education, and a caring attitude toward children. Teachers meet the accreditation standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the South Carolina Independent School Association. Most teachers hold advanced degrees and continue their education through seminars and professional memberships. The teacher-to-student ratio is 1:16.





Libby Ray

Head of Schools BS / Marine Science University of South Carolina, Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Leadership from Troy University

Connie Porth

Lower Campus Administrator Master of Education Clemson University
Taylor Riley

Guidance Counselor BA Biology / College of Charleston
Jan Stoudenmire

Athletic Director BS / Limestone



Faculty Department Heads

Mrs. Megan Dangerfield

Science Department Head BS / Marine Biology / College of Charleston

Mr. Scott Chandler

Computer Department Head

BS / Computer Science

University of North Carolina Charlotte

Mrs. Rebecca Felsher


Foreign Language Department Head Bachelor of English / Charleston Southern University

Fine Arts Department Head  
Jan Stoudenmire

PE Department Head BS / Limestone

Mrs. Rose Marie Craft

Social Studies Head Master of Social Studies / South Carolina State University

Mrs. Lesley Cope

Math Department Head Master of Special Education: Learning Disabilities / South Carolina State University

Ms. Jeanie Gasque

English Department Head Master of Early Childhood / University of South Carolina

Updated June 5, 2024


Mr. L.R. Connor

Mr. Connor was employed at Orangeburg Prep since 1975. He served as Administrator at the Lower Campus until he suffered a stroke in the early Spring of 2000. He had planned to retire in May, 2000. He was a patient at Life Care of Columbia on Faraway Lane. Mr. Connor passed away on December 19, 2008. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Blackstone, Mr. Connor's sister, at (803)787-2578.