Hello. I am Dr. LaWanda R. Felder and I am a Professional School Counselor at Cross Elementary School in Berkeley County. I have just completed my 24th year as a School Counselor, all which have been at Cross Elementary School. I am also an adjunct professor at South Carolina State University. In 24 years as a School Counselor, I have seen a lot of changes and growth in the district and our profession. This current pandemic has brought about some changes that we have never witnessed before; therefore, we have to make some adjustments in order to become better servants. In all of the obstacles, there has been some insurmountable life lessons and learning.
I am currently the Executive Director of Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA). I love serving our school counselor association and hope to meet and work with each of you. I have been very involved with the governing board of Palmetto State School Counselor Association for over 10 years serving as President, Conference Chair and many other capacities. This role is new for me and brings much excitement. As the Executive Director, my goal is to have those conversations with membership and the various committee chairs of PSSCA can better support their role as we serve Professional School Counselors and students across the state. I want us to reconnect and form an alliance for the betterment of the school counseling profession.
I am an avid walker and stay pretty active. I walk 3-4 miles every morning before work and some evenings as well. I am a licensed Zumba instructor and I host a class twice a week in the evenings. This has increased my stamina and reduced my level of stress. I love directing wedding, hosting receptions, parties, showers, etc. and I love dancing, especially line dancing.
If you need to reach me, please do not hesitate to call or email me at FelderL@bcsdschools.net, LaWandaFelder47@gmail.com, (843) 412-3034 or (843) 899-8916, ext. 1025. Looking forward to hearing from you and working with and for you!