Parents and students welcome back to our 2019-2020 school year where we are “Focused on Excellences”.  A year that is already under way and guaranteed to be an amazing one with the continued support of parents, students and community volunteers. 

My name is Wanda Mangrum and I am the Guidance Counselor at Dearing Elementary where I have had the privilege to serve for the past 27 years.  I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claflin University and a Master’s of Education degree in Counselor Education from South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina.  I also received an Educational Specialist degree from Augusta State University, Augusta Georgia.  

The Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program at Dearing Elementary are defined by three major components. These components are designed to help students, teachers, and parents to have a support system and a successful school experience.