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Mrs. Carmen Mangus

 
School Librarian 
My name is Carmen Mangus and I am the school librarian at Pelion Middle School. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Library and Information Science. I began my career with the Lexington County Public Library System and moved to Lexington County School District One in 2008. I love serving the Pelion community and have enjoyed co-coaching the robotics team for the past three years. I also enjoy crafting, relaxing at home, and spending time with my family.
 

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Mrs. Deidre Pukl

 
Instructional Coach 
I started teaching at Pelion High School in 2004.  I taught science at Pelion High for 10 years, and White Knoll High for 5 years before becoming the Instructional Coach at Pelion Middle in 2019. I have a Bachelor's in Education from Newberry College, a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina, an Ed Specialist Degree from the University of the Cumberlands, and am currently working on my doctorate at the University of the Cumberlands.
 
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Bill, and our daughter Anna Grace outdoors camping.
 

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Mrs. Laura Beckham

 
Digital Learning Coach 
I started my teaching career in Lexington One as a Social Studies teacher at White Knoll Middle School in 2005, before becoming Pelion Middle’s Technology Integration Specialist in 2012. I am a proud alumna of Louisiana State University and earned both my Bachelor and Master degrees in Elementary Education there. I recently completed my Education Specialist degree in Literacy at Converse College. I am certified in elementary education, middle level Social Studies, and as a literacy teacher, coach, and specialist. I am also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Coach, and love supporting teachers and students in exploring transformative ways to use technology.
 
When I’m not at work, I love reading and spending time exploring the outdoors with my family.