Degrees and Certifications:
MA Psychology w/concentration in School Counseling, Westfield State CAGS Ed Leadership, Cambridge College BS Optics (Engineering), University of Rochester
Mrs. Denise Brethen
This is my 9th 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 17 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.