Meet Ms. Ibrahim, Apex’s New Guidance Counselor
New to Apex High School for the 2022-2023 school year is Ms. Ibrahim, a guidance counselor. She handles the caseload of last names A-Da, from 10th-12th grade.
Ms. Ibrahim is a North Carolina native, growing up close by in Raleigh. She graduated from NC State with a degree in Psychology right before the pandemic struck. “I kind of thought, what am I going to do with this degree?” she told me. That was until her sister encouraged her to pursue what she wanted to do and go to graduate school. She recently graduated with another degree in education.
She enjoys spending time with her family, especially with her twin sister. “She pushes me to always go for my goals, so I guess she would be my biggest inspiration.”
We also talked about being a student and how she was when she was in high school. “I was quite nervous as a student, definitely a rule follower. And like a lot of people, I had my strengths, mainly in reading and writing rather than science or math.” She also told me she loves fiction, and enjoyed both the book and the recent film adaptation of “Where the Crawdads Sing.”
I lastly asked her how she likes Apex. “I love it! Everyone has been so kind and helpful, and I love what I’m doing. I’m still learning about the job, but the community has just been so welcoming.”
She ended off the interview with a final message, “Please come to see your counselors! We are always around and we want to help!” She can often be found walking around the school or working in her office in the Student Services hallway.