• Greetings Pearl Upper Pirates!

    My name is Candice Batson, and I am in my sixth year as the counselor at Pearl Upper. I've been married for 14 years and have two sons and two basset hounds.

    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    

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


  • 2018-2019 | Aiming for Excellence

    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.