• Melynda Larkin has worked at Gentry Middle School as the Outreach Counselor since January 2015. Middle school world is a busy place for both staff and students!   Mrs. Larkin spends a large portion of her day working directly with students and frequently helps connect families with mental health community resources.  Prior to transferring to Gentry, Mrs. Larkin worked 4 1/2 years as an elementary guidance counselor for Columbia Public Schools.  

    Her undergraduate is in Psychology from MU and she graduated from Stephens College with her Masters in Counseling December, 2009.  Melynda is certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

    Mrs. Larkin looks forward to coming to work every day and working with the students.  Their smiles and Hellos can make any ‘rough day’ better.  Working daily with students has taught Mrs. Larkin the importance of taking time to notice those ‘small’ things, that adults in a busy world often overlook.
    Email address:  mschludelarkin@cpsk12.org
    Looking forward to an amazing school year at Gentry Middle School!