Degrees and Certifications:
Ed. D. - Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina M.A. - ESL, Columbia International University B.A. - English, Charleston Southern University
Dr. Chuck Hamilton
This is my 18th year at GMS! I was born in Canton, OH in 1974. I lived in Ohio and Minnesota for several years before moving to South Carolina at the age of 8. I grew up in Irmo, SC and graduated from Irmo High School (go Yellowjackets!) in 1991. After that, I came to Charleston to attend Charleston Southern University (go Bucs!), graduating with a degree in English in 1995.
After graduating from CSU, I attended Columbia International University, where I earned a Master’s degree in ESL in 1997. Afterwards, I moved to Andijon, Uzbekistan where I lived and taught English for some time. Afterwards, I moved to Charleston to help start a small, private ESL school in the local area. I eventually decided to teach in the public school system, and came to work at Gregg (go Mustangs!). Recently, I finished my Doctorate of Education from the University of South Carolina (go Gamecocks!).
I am married with three kids. I love to read, watch movies, travel to new places, and play music. I play several instruments and play bass in a local Irish band (Erin go bragh!)
For class handouts, documents, and other information, I use a couple of different options.
Handouts and other documents will be available on our Unified Classroom page.
I also plan on using Blackboard . To access this, go to https://dorchester2.blackboard.com/webapps/login/.
Both of these sites can also be accessed through your student's Clever account.
Login at https://clever.com/in/dorchester2
To get started, follow these three steps:
1. Navigate to the address above.
2. Log in with Active Directory.
Active Directory Login Credentials
Password: STUDENT COMPUTER PASSWORD
*Although students have an email address, they do not have access to district email at this time. They are not able to send or receive email.
I also use Remind for communication. To sign up, please enter this class code, depending on what period your child is in my room:
1st Period (ELA): @gmsela20
2nd & 7th Periods (Pro Team): @gmspro20
3rd and 6th Periods (Creative Writing): @gmscw20