• Greetings Pearl Upper Pirates!

    My name is Candice Batson, and I am in my seventh year as the counselor at Pearl Upper. 

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Check out the links on the left for lots of different resources. If you are a current student at Pearl Upper Elementary and have suggestions of resources that have been helpful to you, please feel free to share. I do not share resources when contacted by outside agencies.

    Degrees and Certifications 
    BS in Psychology - Mississippi State University
    MS in School Counseling - University of Memphis 
    Ed.S in Counselor Education (emphasis in Play Therapy) - University of Mississippi

    NCSC | National Certified School Counselor 
    NCC | National Certified Counselor
    ASCA Bully Prevention Specialist


  • 2019-2020 | "Doing Our Best...and Nothing Less"

    Pearl Upper Pirates are:

    Prepared Respectful Involved Dependable Excellent

    The mission of Pearl Public Schools is to prepare each student to become a lifetime learner, achieve individual goals, and positively impact a global society.