Dennette Gardner » Bio


Welcome to our School Family!  I am the professional school counselor here at Meridith-Dunbar ECA as well as the Family Engagement Coordinator.  That means I am all about making sure we are communicating with our families in the best way possible.  I am starting my 3rd year at MDECA and my 17th year in education.  I was a bilingual teacher in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades before becoming a professional school counselor. I have been working with 4 year old students for 11 years now. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University in 1980.  I received my Master's of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University in Killeen in 2008. I enjoy nature, gardening, and talking to people. I am  passionate about early childhood education and learning constantly about mental health and how our brain works! 
If you have questions about our school or need to talk to someone about your child, feel free to contact me at 254-215-6703 or by email at