Mrs. Denise Brethen

Phone: 704-736-1394


Degrees and Certifications:

MA Psychology w/concentration in School Counseling, Westfield State, MA CAGS Ed Leadership, Cambridge College, MA BS Optics (Engineering), University of Rochester, NY

Mrs. Denise Brethen

This is my 10th year here at Pumpkin Center Primary. I am so very lucky to be able to get to know and work with every child in our school since I teach Guidance lessons once a week to all grade levels.  I have been a counselor for 18 years and have worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels so I understand the skills that are needed for children to be successful. 

My family and I moved from Connecticut 13 years ago.  I am married with 2 children, Elizabeth and Matthew.  Elizabeth just graduated from UNCW and Matthew is attending Brevard College.   I have 2 dogs, Bear and Oliver, that we adopted from shelters in Charlotte.

As the School Counselor here at Pumpkin Center Primary, I work to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that is designed to benefit all students in preparation for their future.  The program includes three essential areas: Academic, Personal/Social and Career Development.  I work with students in the classroom, small groups and one on one when needed.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if there is any way that I can help.  I look forward to seeing you and your child in the morning car rider line.