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Marvin Ridge Guidance Counselors Ready to Serve

From Left to Right: Lisa Stipp, Ann Ennis, and Lori Sgan

We are excited to welcome Ann Ennis, Lori Sgan, and Lisa Stipp to the Marvin Ridge staff as our guidance counselors.  Jessica Pierce will also serve as a counselor at Marvin Ridge, working to provide specialized support to our student body and overall work of the Guidance department.  This team of professionals will work to provide strong support to our students, staff, and families. Great care has been taken to select these outstanding members for our counseling team.

Counselor assignment to students will be as follows:
Students with last names A-G: Lori Sgan
Students with last names H-O: Lisa Stipp
Students with last names P-Z: Ann Ennis

Ann Ennis comes to Marvin Ridge from Weddington High School where she served as a counselor for the last four years. Prior to that, she taught high school English for twenty-five years. Ms. Ennis obtained her Bachelor of English Degree from Appalachian State University and her Master of Education in Counseling Degree from Winthrop University. Ms. Ennis and her husband of twenty-five years have two daughters.

Lori Sgan has most recently served as the counselor at Rea View Elementary. During her career as an educator, she has also worked as a high school English teacher and an Exceptional Children’s teacher. Ms. Sgan has a Bachelor’s in English from Mars Hill College, a Master’s in Special Education from Clemson University, and a Master’s in Counseling from UNC-Charlotte. She is originally from the mountains of North Carolina and has two daughters.

Lisa Stipp has completed extensive counseling training and internship work at Piedmont High School and Sandy Ridge Elementary. She served as a high school teacher in Florida, where she also served as the advisor for the newspaper and yearbook in addition to coaching girls’ tennis. Ms. Stipp has also worked as a middle school language arts teacher in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She earned her Bachelor’s in Journalism at the University of Florida and her Master of School Counseling Degree from Liberty University. She is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and moved to Charlotte approximately four years ago with her husband.

Jessica Pierce is also going to serve as a counselor at Marvin Ridge, working to provide support to the student body and overall work of the department. Mrs. Pierce joins our Guidance Department having served as a counselor at the Early College of Gaston County for the last three years and having worked with academic advising at the university level as well. She is certified as both a school counselor and as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in North Carolina.  Mrs. Pierce obtained her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida. 

Written by: Donna Cook, Principal
Posted: Jul 23, 2014 by Lisa Justice

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