Hi! My name is Cherilynn Pirtle, and I am the counselor for Pre-K - 5th grades. This is my sixth year in a counseling position at Mound Elementary. I have been an elementary counselor for 16 years. I graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Science Education. I also have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at San Antonio and Counseling Certification from Texas A&M - Kingsville. My endorsements include early childhood education, elementary education, reading specialist, composite in science, and counseling. My previous teaching experience includes kindergarten, first grade, seventh grade science, reading specialist, adjunct reading instructor at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, and math specialist. I have been married 36 years, and I have two children. My husband is retired from AT&T, but don’t ask about extra phones. I’m still waiting. My daughter Bridgette is a wife, mommy and Zookeeper at Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas, and Ashley is the art teacher at Frazier Elementary. My family loves animals, and we have 1 dog and 2 cat. We are a loving but furry bunch.