NBHES School Counselor Bio

Jan Chapman   

North Bay Haven Elementary

School Counselor  

Grades K-5                                                          



My name is Jan Chapman and I am the K-5 School Counselor.  I have been in education since 1980.  I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and attended Auburn University.  I received my B.S. and M.Ed in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development.  I married Joel Chapman from Millbrook, AL in 1980. Joel is a graduate of the University of Alabama.  In spite of our rivalry on the football field, we are happily married and have two wonderful grown sons.

I have taught kindergarten, first grade, third grade and 8th grade.  I chose to stay home for six years after my two sons were born.  During this time, we relocated to Panama City, FL for my husband's work. I returned to college to earn my PreK-12 Guidance and Counseling certification and earned my Educational Leadership certification as well. I began teaching in Bay County in 1990. I have taught in several Bay County schools and have also served as an elementary and middle school counselor.  I had the opportunity to serve at the District Office as a Title I Resource Teacher and Coordinator of Assessment and Accountability. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work at all levels of education and I am thrilled to be back working in guidance.  I enjoy working with the students, teachers, and parents as partners in your child's educational career.  I am a strong believer in life-long learning and I try to model that in my professional and personal life.  If I can be of service to you and your child in any way, please feel free to call, email or schedule a time to visit me at school.