Gwen Dorman - Principal
My name is Gwen Dorman and I’m proud to be serving as your principal. I have lived and worked in North Durham since 2004, after moving from Northern Virginia, where I began my teaching career in kindergarten and first grade. While at Holt Elementary, I taught all grades, including technology, before transitioning to Easley as their instructional facilitator. I joined the Mangum family in 2014 as our assistant principal, then principal in 2018.
Outside of school, I am also the proud mother of Scarlett, who attends Durham School of the Arts and Lizzy, who is here at Mangum. My husband, Alan, and I enjoy travelling and home improvement projects. If this isn't enough to keep me busy, I enjoy time with my three dogs.
I earned my bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and my Masters in Elementary Education from University of Mary Washington. After complete my national board certification, I am very proud to say that I earned my Masters in School Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go Tar Heels!
My vision for Mangum is to continuing focusing on growing the “whole child”, where academic success is just one step that guides our students to becoming who they are meant to be. Mangum focuses on a family atmosphere that gives children an education through engaged teachers, thriving art programs, peer engagement, health awareness and parent inclusion. I encourage anyone to come see the great things that are happening here at Mangum.
Matthew Jones - Assistant Principal
Hello My name is Matt Jones and I am the Media Coordinator at Mangum. This will be my fifth year in Durham Public Schools. I spent two years at George Watts Montessori Elementary School as the schools Data Manager and Administrative Assistant. . Before moving to North Carolina, I graduated from Waynesburg University with a degree in communications. I have a Masters of Library Science with a focus in being a Media Coordinator North Carolina Central University. I bring my love for reading and my passion for media and technology to make sure your children get everything they can when they visit the media center. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, exercising, and spending time with my wife and my dog Marley.
Sherry Bradford - Lead Secretary/Bookkeeper
I’ve been an employee with DPS for over three decades now. I am happy to begin my 5th year with Mangum Elementary as Secretary and Treasurer.
I grew up in Northern Durham and I will be married to my husband, Russell going on forty years. He too, is an employee of DPS. We have one lovely adult daughter, April, the light of our lives!
When not at work, I enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, listening to the birds, watching the wildlife, and relaxing from my back deck. I enjoy caring for my horse, Lollie. She is a chestnut Arabian and full of love and life! My husband and I enjoy our yearly winter vacation to sunny Florida.
I look forward to many more years here with the Mangum Family and Community.
Teresa Pelfrey - Data Manager
I have lived in Creedmoor for 2 1/2 years. I have been at Mangum Elementary going on 3 years. Previous, I lived in Hillsborough, NC for 28 years and worked/managed a family owned restaurant, The Village Diner, for 20 years. I was born in Durham. I like the beach, bowling, my family, (especially my 2 grandchildren) and my puppies (2 maltese). I enjoy being at Mangum Elementary, the students and the people of Bahama!