Grades 6-8 Guidance Counselor
My name is Deborah Viera, and I am the Middle School Guidance Counselor at North Bay Haven. I have been a Guidance Counselor with the Bay Haven Inc. family since 2009. I remember the day I was notified that 2 of my children were accepted to attend Bay Haven through the lottery, we were all so excited! I knew immediately that I wanted to work at Bay Haven and also experience the High Expectation/High Achievement. I patiently waited a year for a position to open and the rest is history.
I was born and raised in Panama City. After graduating from Rutherford High School, I continued my education at Gulf Coast Community College, Florida State University, then earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University.
I am married to my wonderful husband and have three beautiful children spanning in ranges from college to toddler.
I am excited to be a Buccaneer and look forward to a great year!
Grades 9-10 Guidance Counselor
My name is Chelsea Gibson, and I am the Guidance Counselor for grades 9th through 10th at North Bay Haven Charter Academy. I have been a Guidance Counselor for nine years. I grew up in Chipley, Florida and graduated from Chipley High School in Washington County. After graduation, I furthered my education at Chipola College with an AA degree in Psychology and Troy University with a BS degree in Psychology, Comprehensive Program, and a MS degree in Counseling and Psychology. After graduating from Troy University, I worked as a Guidance Counselor for five years at Mowat Middle School. The summer of 2012, I made the transition to my new home as a Buccaneer at North Bay Haven!
I have been married to my high school sweet heart since 2006. We have a daughter who is five years old, a son who is two years old, and I have a nine year old Jack Russell named Junior! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, and playing women’s slow pitch softball for my church, Emerald Coast Fellowship.
I look forward to working with you and your children through the fun transitional years of ninth and tenth grade. Have a great school year and GO BUCCS :)!
Grades 11-12 Guidance Counselor
My name is Kara Sklarski and I am the High School Guidance Counselor here at North Bay Haven. I have been a Guidance Counselor for 10 years, 9 of which have been in the Bay Haven, Inc schools. I grew up here in Panama City and graduated from Mosley High School. After graduation, I attended Gulf Coast Community College where I received my AA then transferred to Florida State University in Tallahassee where I graduated with my BS in Social Work. I decided to take a job with Continental Airlines as a Flight Attendant and did that for a year after graduating from college. After traveling, it was time to get a "real job" and use my degree so I moved back to Panama City where I took a job with Children's Home Society and worked my way up to a Case Manager Supervisor. My dream had always been to become a Guidance Counselor in the school system so in striving to meet that goal I went back to college to get my Masters. Once I received my Masters in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University I was hired as a Guidance Counselor at Bay Haven. I moved to North Bay Haven the year we opened and the 2013 school year moved into the position as the High School Guidance Counselor. I love my job and the kids I work with!
About my family...I have two beautiful kids who are my world. Both of my children attend North Bay Haven Elementary and I can't say enough great things about the school. My children also both went through NBH/BH Preschool program and again I can't say enough wonderful things about that program.
I am so proud to be a Buccaneer and look forward to working with you and your children as they transition through High School and beyond! Go Buccaneers!!
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