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Deniz Perrino

Position: School Counselor
School: Beddingfield High School
School District: Wilson County Schools
City, State: Wilson, NC

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Deniz Perrino was nominated by an anonymous colleague.

"Mrs. Perrino is always happy and encouraging to staff and students," said the colleague. "If you are having a bad day, all you have to do is stop in her office for a piece of candy and a warm welcome. Mrs. Perrino is always there for the students during the good and bad times. When a student is struggling with something at home or school, they can go to her for help. She is always willing to listen and provide guidance and encouragement on tackling a problem."

She is also there to celebrate when the students have done well. A few weeks before her nomination, she helped spearhead a celebration for the seniors on the 12th day of school for their 12th year. She also cheered on the seniors as they marched around school and ended at the cafeteria for a celebratory breakfast.

Mrs. Perrino also helps with the AVID program and coordinates college tours to show students that college is possible and what college campuses are like. Mrs. Perrino can always be found around the school with her bubbly personality checking in with students and staff for various reasons. She is not one to sit in her office when she could be out in the school, spreading school spirit and encouragement. She also assists with a club sponsored by a local restaurant. Last year, her club sponsored a fun day for exceptional children from Beddingfield and a local middle school.

"Mrs. Perrino is always trying to come up with fun, creative ideas to get the students excited about school," explains the colleague.



Comments (10)


Mirical Savage Posted 6 days ago

I just wanted to say thank you for everything!!! You always did your best whether it was pushing students to reach a goal , or trying to get them to reach their highest potential!!! I really appreciate everything . Thank you so much for making a difference ??. Continue to be great!

Zachary Heath Posted 7 days ago

Mrs. Perrino is a person I can go to for anything. I’m a graduate of Beddingfield High School (Class of 2022) and I still keep in touch to this day. She has helped me through a bunch of tough times. She truly cares about every student whether she’s their counselor or not. And her door is always open for people to talk to her. She also likes the music of a rapper that I’ve been listening to for a while by the name of Big $ Z. We have good taste.

Jyindia Lewis Posted 7 days ago

I really don’t think you could ever find a person that warms your heart like Perrino seriously. She always made me feel at home away from home and if it wasn’t for her I don’t think I would have survived high school. Thank you for all you do Perrino we love you!!!

Jyindia Lewis Posted 7 days ago

I really don’t think you could ever find a person that warms your heart like Perrino seriously. She always made me feel at home away from home and if it wasn’t for her I don’t think I would have survived high school. Thank you for all you do Perrino we love you!!!

Ashlyn Walker Posted 8 days ago

Mrs. Perrino was literally my ROCK through high school I couldn’t have gotten through it with out her! I always knew if I needed anything AT ALL whether it be to listen to me rant or a shoulder to cry on I knew that Mrs. Perrino was ALWAYS and still is there for me!

Chason Galloway Posted 8 days ago

I was blessed to have Mrs. Perrino as my guidance counselor. She has helped me from my first day of High School. Rather it was about school or dealing with outside of school situations, to even helping me after graduation. She has always supported me.

Azzire Farmer Posted 8 days ago

I met Mrs.Perrino my freshman year of highschool and she has been by my side ever since while i’m currently a senior. She has been nothing but great, I wish I could find the words to describe how great she is but there’s none to describe her. If there was a world full of Mrs.Perrino’s we would all definitely be well taken care of. She’s the most supportive, caring, and loving person ever!

Nicole Duenas Posted 8 days ago

Always has a positive attitude! Supports her students no matter what.

Jabria Harrison Posted 8 days ago

Mrs.perrino is a literal life changer. She Changed my life and I love her so much for it?? I wouldn’t have gotten through all 4 years without her!

Coral Ochoa Posted 25 days ago

Mrs. Perrino is the most supportive person ever and I could not have gotten through senior year without her!