Laurel VanZandt


7th Grade Counselor

662.349.6660 ex. 110

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Hi and Welcome to my page! :) 

My name is Laurel VanZandt. I attended Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS for my bachelor's degree and attended Mississippi State University- Meridian Branch for my master's degree. I am from Meridian, MS, and have lived in the Memphis area for the past 6 years. I am the 7th grade counselor at DeSoto Central Middle School.  I am also the school's 504 coordinator, and take care of 504 plans for students in grade levels 6-8. This is my seventh year working at DCMS. 

I am here to help students tackle various issues that may arise in their lives. These issues include things such as academics, staying organized, peers, self-esteem/body image concerns, emotional struggles, family/home troubles. 

Some hobbies of mine include enjoying many outside activities, shopping, crafting, going to sporting events, traveling, and spending time with friends & family. I am also a big fan of Chick-fil-a, iced lattes, pizza, binging shows on Netflix, and 70's/80's music!

I am looking forward to  FANTASTIC year working with you and your student(s)! GO JAGS! 



        Ways to reach me:

Email-   Please use the contact form above

Phone-  662-349-6660, ext. 110


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