Phone: 704-260-6240


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Psychology and Human Services: University of Bridgeport Master in Social Work: New York University  NC Licensed School Social Worker 

Mrs. Joanna Karibian


Hello! My name is Joanna Karibian and I am the School Social Worker proudly serving Patriots STEM Elementary School full time for the 2021-2022 school year! I have been working for CCS school system for three years and have over thirteen years experience as a social worker.  I am native of Long Island, New York but have resided in North Carolina for the last five years.  I have obtained my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Human Services and my Master in Social Work from New York University. 

As a School Social Worker, my goal is to serve as a liaison between home, school, and community to help students and families overcome obstacles in order to reach their full potential.  Some of the services I provide include but are not limited to: crisis intervention, individual/group counseling, case management, parent education, family outreach, information/referrals to community resources, attendance monitoring/intervention, and McKinney-Vento/homeless education support. A detailed list of services are listed on the CCS School Social Work department website