Welcome to Mrs. Lord's page!
I am a school counselor at Hickory Ridge Middle School serving students in the 8th grade. This is my eleventh year as an educator and my third year at Hickory Ridge Middle School! Previously, I worked 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 eighth grade students and teachers to support all of our eighth graders as they navigate through their last year of 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, Program Choice, High School Planning and Career Exploration. I will be in each classroom three times throughout this school year. Students can also request to see me by filling out a yellow "Need to See My Counselor" form in each of their classrooms or in the Student Services Office.
A little about me...I have been married for 10 years and we have a seven year old son and a 3 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!