Phone: (919)894-4226 Ext. 3407
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science (Double Major): Elementary Education (K-6) and Psychology Special Education Certification Masters of Education: School Counseling (K-12) National Board Certification in School Counseling
Mrs. Karla Denning
Welcome back, Indians!
Hope you enjoyed your break!
We are looking forward
to another wonderful year of learning
here at Meadow School!
Mrs. Denning is beginning her 21st year in education! She has been the school counselor at Meadow School for 16 of those years! She also has experience as an elementary and middle school teacher and a high school counselor.
With positive attitudes, we can make this the best year ever!
I look forward to working with each and every one of you!
I am so glad that you are part of our Meadow Indian family!
It is my pleasure to serve you and your family in the following ways:
As your school counselor, I will be conducting whole group classroom guidance lessons for Grades K-5. We will explore such areas as: getting along with others/cooperation, friendship/anti-bullying, responsibility, respect, diversity, study skills, test-taking strategies, etc.
Other services include meeting with some students on a one-on-one basis to provide short-term individual counseling. Students may refer themselves for counseling, or they may be referred by a teacher, administrator, or other staff member. You may click on the link below to access the counseling referral forms.
Finally, I may work with some students in small groups to focus on an issue or problem these students may have in common (such as social skills, peer relations, anger management, etc.).
I also serve as our school's coordinator for 504 Plans, Homebound Services, Backpack Buddies, McKinney-Vento, the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), Red Ribbon Week, Great Kindness Challenge Week, and Character Recognition.
Another of my duties is to assist our 8th grade students with registering for high school (traditional or alternative, such as Early College, Career and Technical Leadership Academy, etc.) Look for more information regarding these processes in January-March.
Again this school year, I will be collecting Box Tops for Education. We will earn 10 cent for each Box Top submitted. Money earned will be used to support the Guidance program in a variety of ways (character recognition prizes, Red Ribbon Week materials, classroom guidance materials, etc.). The homeroom class in Grades K-4 and in Grades 5-8 that collects the most Box Tops will earn an ice cream sundae party! Thanks in advance for your support!
I am here to help ALL students meet their full potential in the areas of academics, career and college readiness, and social/emotional health.
Monthly Character Traits
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have. I am here to help!
*Useful Links Below*
Box Tops For Education
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP)
M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Occupational Outlook Handbook
On Guard Online
Prevent Child Abuse N.C.
Reins From Above
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
U.S. Department of Education
My schedule is different everyday! I spend my time working as an advocate for all students, no matter the need. I have to be flexible as needs arise!
A typical day:
8:00-8:30 Bus Duty
8:30-11:00 Working with students, parents, and teachers; Individual Counseling; 504 Meetings; Working on school-wide initiatives
11:35-12:15 Classroom Guidance
12:40-1:20 Classroom Guidance
1:30-3:30 Working with students, parents, and teachers; Individual Counseling; 504 Meetings; Working on school-wide initiatives
3:30-4:00 Bus Duty
Lunch on 12/17 will be chicken nuggets, chicken pastry, or turkey and cheese sandwich. Corn and baked potato, and pinapple tidbits will also be served. Lunch on 12/18 will be tornados, chicken fajita, or cheese bread sticks. Black beans, broccoli and cheese, and apples will also be served.
Our Kindergarten classes will have their Thanksgiving Program in the gym at 1:00 on Friday, November 16th. We hope to see many parents in attendance. Our students and their teachers work very hard preparing for this event. This is always a cute performance. :)
The week of Oct. 21st is Red Ribbon Week, which is a special week celebrated each year during the last full week of October. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to bring awareness to the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and to encourage good decisions and healthy lifestyles. Help show your support for awareness to the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs: Tuesday, October 23: Wear Red Thursday, October 25: Put a Cap on Drugs (Wear caps/hats)