Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kimberly Verbeck

Hello!  I'm so excited to INSPIRE the FIRE this 2023-2024 school year! This is my first year at Durham as a school counselor. I have three dogs, a 6th grade son, and a lovely husband. I am a pretty big fine arts nerd...  I love music, singing, songwriting, attending symphonies and musicals, and showing up for my kiddos! BUT-- I also have been known to show up to some sporting events as well, so look out for me there sometimes. I LOVE my job and am passionate about education, equality, and helping students and families succeed in every area. My favorite color is green, I eat chocolate and drink coffee all day, and I'm pretty happy to stream all the latest shows, read all the best books, and come to work and talk to students and staff about their recommendations for me! 

I have been teaching since 2007, and I've taught English at every high school level, including AP, Dual Credit, second-year students, and at JJAEP. I have been in multiple districts, including Denton, Frisco, Lake Dallas, and most recently LISD. I came from Flower Mound as an SEL Facilitator and have master’s degrees in English and School Counseling. I am a Certified Professional School Counselor and I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Monya Crow, LPC-Supervisor. 

If you need anything, please call! My direct office number is 972-350-1612. You may also reach me by email at