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Bachelor of Arts in English Education Master of Education in Trauma Informed Education, Columbia College

Beth Bagnall

ELA

Hiya! I’m Elizabeth Bagnall! I love going to work every day excited to be a teacher here! At Pelion Middle School, I have the opportunity to introduce your student to the world of language and literature. I graduated from Columbia College in 2013 with a major in English Education, and I obtained my Master's in Trauma-Informed Education in 2021. I've been teaching since 2013, and started at Pelion Middle in 2018. This school is a part of an amazing community, and I’m thankful to have found a home here. When I'm not teaching, I'm relaxing at home with my amazing family and binge-watching an excellent TV show.

 

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BA in English Teaching, Benedict College Certified in: Middle Level Language Arts Gifted and Talented

Kim Barnes

 
ELA
 
I began my teaching career as a high school ELA teacher at Andrews High School, in Andrews, South Carolina in 2012. I then transferred to Blackville-Hilda Middle school before coming to Pelion Middle as a 7th grade ELA teacher. I am an alumna of Benedict College. I am currently certified as a Gifted and Talented teacher.

I spend my free time with my daughter, painting, walking in nature, reading, and exploring random cities.

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B.A. in History M.Ed. in Divergent Learning Certifications: AVID Gifted and Talented

Ashley Bishop

World Geography

This is my second year at Pelion Middle School and my 9th year teaching overall. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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M.Ed. in School Counseling B.S. in Education Certifications: National Board Certified Early Adolescent/Mathematics Gifted and Talented Teaching Children of Poverty Read to Succeed Literacy Teacher

Deidre Foote

Math

This is my first year as a Pelion Panther. I am looking forward to learning about this wonderful community!

I started at White Knoll Middle in 2007 and have had the privilege to teach 7th grade math, 7th grade pre-algebra, 8th grade pre-algebra, and 8th grade Algebra 1 and 2. I love teaching middle school!

I moved to South Carolina from Tishomingo, Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, I taught 3rd grade, then high school math - Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Math of Finance.

My first year of teaching was in Van Horn, Texas where I taught 7th and 8th grade math.

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Mr. Malik Gardner

Math

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Ms. Allison Krebs

Science

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts in History University of South Carolina Certified in: Middle Level Social Studies

Mark Thompson

 
Social Studies
 
My name is Coach Thompson and this is my second year at Pelion teaching Geography. I also serve as the Head Boys Basketball Coach and a Football Assistant. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife Lacey, an attorney, and my two boys, Luke and McKinley. Go Gamecocks and Zags!

 

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Head coach, boy's basketball

Assistant coach, football

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B.S Chemistry, M.D, CCH

Dr. Priya Varughese

Science 

This is my first year at Pelion Middle. I am excited to get the 7th graders thinking about their future and engaging in scientific learning. Stay curious!