Mark Bounds

Mark Bounds

Head of School
mbounds@eastpointsc.org
(803) 926-0520
Mark A. Bounds is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree from Towson University and was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Johns Hopkins University ROTC program. He spent the next twenty years serving our nation as an infantry officer in the United States Army. While in the Army, Lieutenant Colonel Bounds served tours of duty in the United States and Europe and earned numerous decorations and awards including two Legions of Merit. After transitioning from the Army, Bounds began a career in education. His senior education positions include South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) Deputy Superintendent for School Effectiveness, State Director Communities in Schools of South Carolina, SCDE Director of School Leadership and Chief Information Officer for School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties (D5). Mr. Bounds possesses a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff. He is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership Education Leader Development Program, the International Center for Leadership in Education, the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative and is a South Carolina Education Policy Fellow. His awards include the D5 Visionary award, the Irmo Chamber of Commerce Education Award and the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. He and his wife Kathleen are the proud parents of two grown children, April and David and the proud grandparents of five grandchildren, Addison, Eleanor, Natalie, Samuel and Gabriel.