Charnise Mangle is an extraordinary social studies teacher and certified literacy teacher and coach. Ms. Mangle is a Greenville native and attended Clemson University, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary History of the Social Sciences in 2012. When she understood the need for teachers to incorporate content specific literacy strategies in their classrooms for student content understanding, she began studying literacy. In 2019, she earned a Master’s of Arts in Education with a concentration in Literacy from Furman University. She joined the faculty of the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in 2020 after six years at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville County.
Ms. Mangle has a passion and zeal for teaching social studies and has created a classroom where students can learn about United States Government, AP Government and Politics, Economics and Personal Finance, and United States History and the Constitution in a compelling and creative way as she guides them on a journey of personal civic duty, finance and community understanding.
She believes she has been called to raise the next generation to become critical thinkers and people of progress. She has been working with high school students since 2009 through YoungLife, student ministry, mentoring, tutoring and teaching. In 2014, Ms. Mangle worked as a Residential Life Coordinator for the Governor’s School and enjoyed the experience so much she dreamed of being a part of the academic faculty once she became a teacher. She is honored to serve as a faculty member and Chair of the Faculty Council consisting of arts and academic faculty.
Ms. Mangle is also a published author of her ebook, Understanding Race and Racism in America: A Collection of Resources on Race in the United States of America for Self-Exploration, released in 2020. She also serves on several committees in Greenville, and is on the Board of Directors for Homes of Hope, Public Education Partners and Lead Collective.
According to Mrs. Rita Pierson, the educator who has profoundly impacted Ms. Mangle, "every child deserves a champion -- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be."