School Counselors

Brevard Middle School

Fernandez School picture

Contact Information

828-884-2091 x6639

Colleen Fernandez, 7th & 8th Grade Counselor

Welcome! I am very excited about my continued role as a School Counselor at Brevard Middle! This is my fourth year here and I can't think of any other place I'd rather be. As a School Counselor, I enjoy helping adolescents with their academic, emotional and social development by providing them with skills and knowledge to empower them to meet the challenges of school and life. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to an amazing year!

Degrees & Certifications:

  • B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University

  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University

  • N.C. License in School Counseling

Contact Information

828-884-2091 x6642

Kat Motuz, 6th Grade & OLP Counselor

I'm excited to be joining the Blue Devil family this year! This is my first year at BMS and fourth year as a school counselor. My husband and our son moved here from Charlotte, and we're so glad to be back in the mountains! Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. I look forward to getting to know everyone here and having great year!

Degrees & Certifications:

  • B.S. in Parks and Recreation Management from Western Carolina University

  • M.A.Ed. in School Counseling from Western Carolina University

What does the School Counselor do?

Academic support, including organizational, study and test taking skills

Goal setting and decision making

Career awareness, exploration and planning

Education on understanding self and others

Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills

Communication, problem solving and conflict resolution

Individual and small group counseling

Individual/family/school crisis intervention

Consultation, collaboration and teaming