Name: Alexandra Armor
School: Mangum Elementary School
District: Durham Public Schools
State: North Carolina
“Being involved with Move This World and bringing the curriculum to my students has been a dream for me. I think SEL is the most crucial part of a child’s education. Being able to know yourself, make decisions, adjust, self-regulate and deal with stress and adversity-this is what life is made of. Providing students with the SEL tools and giving them the chance to practice these important skills during the school day leads to more confident, resilient, and empathetic learners as well as a more nurturing and protective learning environment.”
I have been the school counselor at Mangum Elementary in Bahama, NC since 2016. I am very much in love with my job. When I am not helping our students reach their social, emotional, and academic potential, I’m working in my garden (a losing battle), tackling DIY projects at my house, drawing and listening to podcasts to relax, and eating frozen custard at the shop in my small town.