About Me

Hello and welcome to the Norris Middle School Counseling webpage!  My name is Deanna Patterson and I am happy to serve as the school counselor for the 2016-17 school year. 
For the last nine years, I worked as a Language Arts teacher.   Before moving to California, I taught 11th grade Language Arts for three years and 8th grade Language Arts for four years at West Middlesex School District in Pennsylvania. 
From 2014-2016, I taught 8th grade Language Arts at Norris Middle School.  I loved being a classroom teacher, but I felt called to be a school counselor and thus earned a Masters degree in School Counseling from a CACREP program.  I currently hold a clear Pupil Personnel Services Credential. 
My role is to serve as an advocate for all students and to provide a wide range of services to the school community.  Please remember that I am here to support all the students, staff, and families at Norris Middle School, so do not hesitate to reach out to me.  I look forward to a wonderful school year and to working with each of you. 

Mrs. Deanna Patterson
6940 Calloway Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 387-7064