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!
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 married adult children, Meredith and Micah, 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.
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, playing pickleball, baking, spending time outside, running (OK, it's more like a slow jog anymore), and my favorite pastime - hanging out with my two preschool grandsons! God has blessed me tenfold!
This year I am teaching math as part of the fourth and fifth grade teams and hanging out with K, 1st and 2nd grades doing STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering Math) explorations and enrichment. I am also the AIG specialist, formally known as the AIG (Academically Intellectually Gifted) facilitator. My job includes supporting classroom teachers in growing the rigor of their teaching, screening students for AIG identification, and being a liaison between school and home/community.
My classroom is filled with high expectations and rigorous thinking . I want my kids to Notice and Wonder! I want them to explain Why they do what they do! I want them to defend their thinking!
Habits of Mind and Talk Moves allow us to continually strive to become better students and people and respectfully and actively communicate with each other.
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 about the coming year!
Alexandra Armor- Counselor
I have been the school counselor at Mangum since 2016 and have loved every minute of it. Every year is a new adventure, and it brings me so much joy to serve this community. I went to UNC-Chapel Hill for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees- I guess I couldn't get enough of the Tarheel life. I live in Hillsborough with my husband Thomas who works at UNC in marketing. When I am not living my best life counseling our fantastic students at Mangum, I can be found tackling DIY projects in my house, knitting hilariously chunky sweaters, working in the garden, and snacking on custard at my favorite spot Whit's in Hillsborough.
Kim Hawkes - Occupational Therapist (OT)
Lindsey Williams - Exceptional Children (EC)
Diane Kelly - Exceptional Children (EC)
My name is Diane Kelly and I have been a school psychologist with Durham Public Schools since January of 1999. I have served many schools in Durham over the years but I have been at Mangum since August of 2014 and at Hillandale Elementary since August of 2003. I am mom to 2 wonderful daughters, Betsy – a 2021 Appalachian State grade, and Katie- a senior at NC State. I also have 2 fur-kitties, Jasmine and Leo. My girls are both DPS alum (Easley, Carrington, and Riverside) and had many, many friends at Mangum. I was born and raised in Lexington, NC but moved to Chapel Hill in 1989 for college (Go Heels!) and never moved back. After graduation, I worked at IBM for a year and decided that “big business” was not for me and I applied to grad school at Appalachian State University (Go Neers!). After grad school, I worked in Granville County Schools for 2 ½ years before applying with DPS. I keep busy with my girls, friends and local extended family. To make some travel money and stay off of Amazon, I have worked a variety of part-time jobs: Event staff at DPAC (7/18-12/21) and Pharmacy Tech at CVS (7/18-now). I love the students, families, and staff at Mangum!
Jill Blalock- English as a Second Language (ESL)
My name is Jill Blalock and I have been the ESL teacher at Mangum and Little River since 2021. I attended Penn State University for my undergraduate degree- Elementary Education and The University of Virginia for my master’s in Educational Administration. I began my teaching career in Northern Virginia as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher and then moved to ESL. I have been teaching ESL for the past 17 years. I am National Board Certified in English as a New Language and also serve as a mentor to other teachers pursuing their certification.
I live in Bahama with my husband, Phil, our two children (recent Mangum graduates), and our three dogs. I enjoy spending time outdoors watching my kids in their various activities and at the lake.