Mrs. Denise Brethen

Phone: 704-736-1394


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.