Mr. Carl Yackey

History and Government Instructor

Educational Background

  • BA History Wayne State University
  • Graduate of US Army Signal Officers Basic and Advanced Courses 
  • Graduate of COMSEC Course Bad Tolz Germany
  • Took AP US History course held at Clemson University 

How long have you worked at GSSM?    

This my first year here at GSSM.

How long have you worked in academia?    

I have been teaching Social Studies for over 27 years with High Schools in South Carolina (Economics, Government, Geography, US History, AP US History, Western Civilization)

Tell us what you love about working at GSSM.    

Fantastic faculty, great motivated students, supportive staff!

Please list and describe any personal information you would like to share.

Married for 19 years with two grown stepsons, and 3 grand kids and a fourth on the way! Enjoy reading, exploring Charleston SC!

Give us a Twitter-style short bio about yourself. 

Trying for the last 30 years to stamp out ignorance one student at a time!

What would your students be surprised to learn about you?    

Got Bill Murray to sign an autograph for grandson Logan who is a big Ghostbuster fan!

What is your perfect pizza?    

Detroit Style Pizza with Cheese and Pepperoni

What's the best thing about Hartsville?    

Small town atmosphere with the friendliest people!

Who would be invited to your fantasy dinner party (living or deceased) and why?    

Abraham Lincoln, Marcus Aurelius, Socrates and FDR!

What's your favorite quote?    

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton 

Anything else you'd like to tell us?    

Graduated for Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, served 10 years as the Signal Officer in Armor and Artillery Battalions in Europe and the US, served as the Communications Platoon Leader for both. Survived Operation Resettlement in 1980 at Fort Chaffee, holder of Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Worked as a stock broker in Charleston.