• Hello Las Brisas Family,

    My name is Denise Wright and I am your new School Counselor! I am so excited to be here to support the Las Brisas community!  I come to you with over 3 years of experience as a school counselor and an additional 5 years of experience as a social worker. Prior to coming to Las Brisas, I worked in Goodyear at an accelerated K-8 public school. I graduated in December 2020 with a Masters in School Counseling from Ottawa University. Additionally, I graduated from ASU with a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2014 and a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Social Work in 2011. I am also a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, where I served for 8 years as a paralegal and victim advocate.

    In my role, I help kids get through tough situations in their lives. I do this by building up skills such as social skills, resiliency, study skills and executive functioning skills. I also help students that are struggling emotionally by empathically listening to them and offering possible solutions to help them decide how to best navigate their situation. I also go into every classroom every month and complete lessons. These lessons include topics such as Playful Teasing vs. Mean Teasing, Bullying, Coping Skills, Resiliency-Building, Test-Taking Strategies, College and Career Readiness, etc. 

    I look forward to getting to know each one of your children and ensuring they feel welcomed and accepted at Las Brisas!