Debra Carabantes

Brevard Elementary School

School Counselor, PK-2nd

About Me

Contact Information

Phone: (828) 884-2001

Email: dcarabantes@tcsnc.org

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

  • Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling


Picture of Debra Carabantes standing by School Counselor's office door

Meet Ms. Carabantes

I am so excited to be one of the School Counselors at Brevard Elementary School. I grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and I moved to the mountains to attend Western Carolina University. Prior to becoming a School Counselor, I worked as a First and Second grade teacher.

About SEL

I teach Social and Emotional Learning. In Classroom Counseling Lessons, we learn about:

    • Kindness

    • Making friends/Social skills

    • Self Regulation/Anger management

    • Coping skills

    • School success

    • Conflict Resolution

    • Empathy/Feelings

    • Character traits


What is my role as School Counselor?

  • My job is to support students to feel connected, cared for, and capable of reaching their full potential.

  • I teach classroom counseling lessons on social and emotional topics.

  • I counsel students individually and in small groups to support their growth.

  • I support students during times of transition or heightened stress.

  • Part of my role is to work in collaboration to connect students to resources.