Dr. Debra Hurbough

Dr. Debra Hurbough

Adjunct Faculty

I am passionate about teaching and guiding future school counselors by providing the skills and knowledge necessary to build a strong counseling program. I am passionate about the social and emotional health of youth and the role school counselors play in their academic journey.

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • Ed.D Learning and Organizational Change

    - Baylor University - 2021

  • M.Ed. School Counseling

    - Texas A&M University - Commerce - 2002

  • B.S. College of Education - Hearing Impaired

    - Stephen F. Austin - 1998

""Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." Aristotle " Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless." -Mother Teresa"

My Unique Approach to Education:

Education is like a road map to an endless adventure. Educators prepare students for the journey ahead by providing the tools and skills needed so that every learner can achieve their maximum potential. Students' passion for learning and drive to succeed is nurtured by the teachers who educate them. Teachers facilitate student learning while students actively participate in their learning experience. Providing the highest quality education to students means educators must prepare and plan with purpose and a clear intent. The clear and purposeful planning includes creating a culture of respect, acceptance, and trust within the learning environment. As an educator, I expect student ownership of learning but most importantly, I will provide a classroom embracing differences, I will provide a safe environment to discuss difficult topics, I will provide an environment without judgement, and I will influence students' passion for school counseling.

Brief Biography: 

I am currently in my twenty-fourth year of education, with twenty years experience as a school counselor. During my journey of school counseling, I have had the opportunity to work on both the elementary and secondary levels. I earned my Doctoral Degree from Baylor University, Master's Degree from Texas A&M Commerce, and Bachelor's Degree from Stephen F. Austin. I currently live in Prosper, Texas with two amazing children and an amazing husband of twenty-six years. When I am not keeping busy with my students you can find me outdoors enjoying time with my family. 

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