School Counselor



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Greetings Parents, Teachers, and Students,


Welcome Back! To our 2020-2021 school year at Dearing Elementary School, where Mindset Matters. My name is Wanda Mangrum, and I am the School Counselor.  I consider it a privilege to have respectfully served students 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. 

     As we make preparation for a new school year, there may be uncertainties based on global concerns, one thing we can be sure of is when we all have a growth mindset. We know, we can get through this smarter and better with effort and practice. Dearing Elementary has demonstrated these truths in the past, and we look forward to accomplishing them again this year. By practicing safety, remaining positive, staying focused and pursuing academic excellence for all students with the continued support of parents, teachers, students, and essential volunteers.

     I am always happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have at any given time during the school year. Please feel free to contact me Monday-Friday from 7:30a.m.- (706) 986-4920 or email me at [email protected]



Warm Regards,

Wanda G. Mangrum, Counselor