Dr. LaWanda R. Felder
Hello. I am Dr. LaWanda R. Felder, and I am a Professional School Counselor at Cross Elementary School in Berkeley County. I have over twenty-five years’ experience as a School Counselor, all which have been at Cross Elementary School. I am also an adjunct professor at South Carolina State University. My experience as a School Counselor has provided me positive changes and growth in my profession. This current pandemic has brought about some changes that we have never witnessed before; therefore, we must make some adjustments to become better servants. In all 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 ten years serving as President, Conference Chair, and many other capacities. My role as Executive Director is still evolving and brings much excitement. My goal is to have conversations with membership and the Director of Operations of PSSCA to 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 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.