~ Welcome to Pearl Lower Elementary's Counselor's Corner ~


    My name is Amanda Bagwell and I am the school counselor at PLE. This is my 11th year (9th at Pearl) in this field.

    I am a proud Pearl Pirate and graduate of Pearl High School.

    I received my Bachelors degree (Educational Psychology) and Masters degree (School Counseling) from Mississippi State University. In 2019, I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Specialist degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Play Therapy. 

    I am a National Board Certified Counselor, National Board Certified School Counselor, and a School Based Registered Play Therapist. I am an active member of the Mississippi Counseling Association, Mississippi School Counseling Association, American School Counseling Assocation, and the Association of Play Therapy. 

    My husband is a teacher at Pearl High School and we have one daughter and one son.


    I hope you will find this site informative and helpful to you. Please feel free to contact me any time with any questions or concerns you may have.


    Pearl Lower Office- 601-932-7976

    Pearl Lower Fax- 601-932-7978




    " One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the type of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child"   - Author unknown