All About Me
Greetings Hardeeville Elementary School family. My name is Dr. Carletha W. Youmans and I am so very excited to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year as your counselor for the 3rd thru 5th grades. I was raised in Savannah, Ga and received my college degrees from Spelman College, GA Southern University and SC State University. I am an avid reader and whenever you see me I always have a book in progress on my Kindle App. I love traveling abroad and growing vegetables in my home garden. I share my garden pleasure with my daughter and two very busy dogs. I have served as a school counselor and as an administrator in K-12 and alternative school sites. I have also taught as an adjunct professor at the post secondary level. Of all my many student interactions, elementary students have provided the most opportunities to go home with a smile and I look forward to many smiles from HES.
This has been a difficult and uncertain year for schools, our country and the world; and with the challenges we face living through the Covid-19 pandemic, it sometimes seems we will never return to our normal way of life. However, while we follow the guidelines provided by health professionals to remain safe, we look forward to an academically productive and successful school year.
We will begin virtual communication with students to establish relationships that will allow us to teach and share Social and Emotional Learning skills. As we begin adjusting to virtual learning, our normal routines will change. These changes can be demanding for parents and scary for our students. It will be one of my tasks to help your child or children to reduce the fears and uncertainty that comes with these types of changes and to help them grow and develop emotionally and socially through our virtual activities, until we are able to meet safely and enjoy our beautiful school together.
If your child begins to show signs of stress, anxiety or exaggerated fears or concerns, please reach out to me through my email: email@example.com or call me at 843-310-1888 Ext 5703.