Amy Beebe - AIG
My husband David and I have two children: our son Carsen (a new Mangum explorer entering 2nd grade) and our daughter Cassidy. This is my tenth year teaching and my second year at Mangum. I completed my bachelor´s degree in Education at Radford University in Virginia and my AIG licensure at Duke University. My hobbies include gardening, arts, and crafts when I´m not busy at school or with my family. I love being part of the Bahama community and look forward to a great school year!
Beverly DeLuca - Reading Intervention
After teaching at Mangum for 18 years, I still love the excitement of teaching children. My past experience at the Hospital School, Home Bound Services, Psychiatric Unit, Reading Recovery, 2nd grade teacher and literacy instructor has been an incredible teaching journey. With a B.S. from Appalachian, teacher certification from NCCU and Reading Recovery certification from UNC-W, I continue to love new learning and growing as an educator. My hobbies are reading, biking and hiking! I have loved living in the Bahama community for 32 years. The staff and parents at Mangum are incredibly supportive and wonderful! The students continue to be the best part of my day!
Jessica Bullock - Teaching and Learning Coach/Interventionist
Hi! My name is Jessica Bullock and I am the Teaching and Learning Coach/Interventionist for Mangum Elementary. I am originally from Wilson, NC and moved to Durham, NC two years ago. I come from a family of educators. My mother, brother, and sister-in-law were all teachers. I attended East Carolina University for undergraduate and graduate school to study education and North Carolina Central University to study theatre and dance. I am excited to be at Magnum Elementary and work with the students and staff!
Katina Braswell - Social Worker
My name is Katina Braswell and I am the School Social Worker for Eno Valley and Mangum Elementary Schools. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from East Carolina University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work Practice from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified School Social Worker (CSSW) in the State of NC. I have several years of mental health experience working with various target populations. I have worked for Durham Public Schools since 2010. I believe in teaching and modeling the behavior that we want to see in our students.
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb
Sandra Goodwin - AIG
A Mangum Elementary "family member" since 1997, I live in Rougemont with my husband, Mike, and our yellow lab, Chips (the Wonder Dog). We have two adult children, Meredith and Micah, who are both Mangum alumni.
I am a University of Georgia graduate holding both a Bachelor's of Science and Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. My blood? It is red AND black.
Although this year I am teaching math as part of the third, fourth and fifth grade teams, my tours of duty at Mangum have included 21 years as the Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) facilitator, 3rd and 5th ELA teacher and K-2 Enrichment teacher. I even team taught PE here once many years ago.
I love dogs - UGA "dawgs", my dog, your dog, a stranger's dog ....OK, I am a dog fanatic! Besides "unleashed" love of canines and working with kids, I also love hanging out with my family, watching football and baseball - especially Wingate University baseball where Micah plays), baking, spending time outside, running (OK, it's more like a slow jog anymore), and my new favorite past-time - snuggling with a brand new grandbaby! God has blessed me tenfold!
Kim Hawkes - Occupational Therapist (OT)
Susanna Hutchins - Exceptional Children (EC)
Diane Kelly - Exceptional Children (EC)
Shelby Kennedy - Exceptional Children (EC)
Hi Mangum Family! Most of you know me...I've been working at Mangum since the 2005 school year and have absolutely loved every minute! This community has watched me pass many personal milestones...I've had two beautiful boys (both at Mangum this year!) and have been married to the love of my life. Mangum has been a place of constant consistency, focus and growth, both for me and my students. I love and thank you all for that. I'm so excited for the coming year!
Melissa White- English as a Second Language (ESL)
Alexandra Armor- Counselor
I have been working as the school counselor at Mangum for 2 years now. I'm overjoyed that I love it more and more every year! I obtained my Master's Degree in Education and my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill. I have lived in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and now Hillsborough. Getting to know the Bahama community has been so much fun, and I truly believe that working as the counselor at Mangum is the best job in the world. When I'm not helping our students to reach their full emotional, social and academic potential, I'm working in my garden (a losing battle), tackling DIY projects at my house, drawing and painting to relax, and eating custard at Whit's in Hillsborough.