Phone: 704-455-1331


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. University of Georgia-Child and Family DevelopmentM.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte-School Counseling; Graduate Certificate-Play TherapyNCC-National Certified Counselor National Board Certified Counselor-Early Childhood to Young Adulthood

Mrs. Kelly Lord

Welcome to Mrs. Lord's page!
I am a school counselor at Hickory Ridge Middle School serving students in the 7th grade. This is my thirteenth year as an educator and my fifth year at Hickory Ridge Middle School! Previously, I worked as a school counselor for six years at Hickory Ridge High School, in student affairs at UNC Charlotte and as a 2008 Teach for America corp member teaching middle school special education in Charlotte.  I earned my Bachelor's degree at the University of Georgia and my Master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  I maintain an open door policy and hope that you will contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. 
I will be working closely with the sixth grade students and teachers to support all of our sixth graders as they navigate through their middle school.  I work with students individually, in small groups, and through classroom guidance.  My classroom guidance topics include: Anti-bullying, Academic Success, Positive Peer Relationships, and Career Exploration.  I will be in each classroom throughout this school year.  Students can also request to see me by follwoing the directions on "Need to See My Counselor" form posted in their classrooms, requesting to see me through their teacher, clicking on the "Counselor's Corner" icon on their CANVAS page, or by sending me an email (
A little about me...I have been married for 11 years and we have a 8 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. 
Please visit my "Links" tab and the links listed on the left side of the Student Services homepage for some great information!
Last Modified on August 18, 2021