Counselor's Corner

Close up of Mrs. Denbrook

Estelle Denbrook, Counselor

Hi! My name is Estelle Denbrook. I am the new counselor at Center Hill Elementary School. This will be my first year as a school counselor and my first year in Mississippi! I was born and raised in Waconia, Minnesota. I graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor’s in Special Education (dual emphasis in learning and developmental disabilities). I then worked for eight years as a high school special education teacher, but decided to change my focus within the education system. I completed my Master’s in Professional School Counseling at Minnesota State University Mankato this past May.  

I am excited to explore the new things Desoto County and Mississippi have to offer, especially the barbeque! I look forward to meeting all the students and getting to know them throughout the year! Go Mustangs!  

DeSoto County School District Mental Health

Classroom Guidance

We offer classroom guidance activities based on our monthly themed character traits.

August:  Friendly - The art of friendship

September:  Responsible - Decision making skills / making good choices

October:  Kindness-An attitude of gratitude and compassion

November:  Hardworking - Doing your best in all situations

December:  Respectful - respecting ourselves and others

January:  Focused - Setting worthy goals and setting proper priorities

February:  Be Positive - Positive mindset

March:  Caring - Building a caring community

April:  Cooperative - Synergize - working together

May:  Persistent - You can succeed

 

We also provide classroom guidance in the following areas upon teacher request:

* Anger Management
* Bullying Prevention
* Career Awareness and the World of Work
* Conflict Management
* Cooperation
* Diverse Families
* Drug and Alcohol Prevention
* Embracing Differences
* Safety
* Understanding Emotions
* Study Skills

Individual and Small Group Counseling

Some areas of counseling include:

* Academic Indifference
* Academic Development
* Emotional Difficulties
* Behavior Modification 
* Conflict Management
* Friendship Skills
* Low Self-esteem
* Divorce/Changing Family Reaction    
* Setting Goals
* Organizational Skills
* Adjustment Issues
Please contact us if you feel your child could benefit from individual or small group counseling services.