Meet the Counselor
Dr. Mary Jordan
A Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor, Dr. Jordan serves as the Department Chair and School Counselor in practice of one of Union County's most accomplished public high schools, Weddington High School. Dr. Jordan is an adjunct professor of Counselor Educator at NYU Steinhardt and a former Assistant Principal of Academic Advisement & School Counseling at the University of Florida's PK Yonge Developmental Research School. Dr. Jordan served as a curriculum writer and adjunct professor in the College Counseling Certificate program at UCLA, a former Visiting Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision at Johns Hopkins University, and a former Adjunct Faculty of Counselor Education & Human Development and University Supervisor for Special Education student teachers at George Mason University. Dr. Jordan served as a middle school and high teacher in Montogomery County Public Schools, Maryland and is Highly Qualified Teacher of Special Education K-12 & Reading Education K-12.
An undergraduate Executive Student Director of New Student Orientation at Fairmont State University, Dr. Jordan is an advocate of First Year Experience (FYE) opportunities and a strong proponent of Strengths Based Education and Positive Psychology. She attended the Noel Strengths Academy and the National Resource Center Thriving in the First Year of College Pre-conference learn from presentations by Dr. John N. Gardner & Dr. Betsy O. Barefoot at the 35th Annual Conference on First-Year Experience.
A graduate of Nova Southeastern University earning an EdD, Dr. Jordan studied Special Education with focus on nonacademic readiness & the high school to college transition for students with learning disabilities. Dr. Jordan is a two-time graduate of Johns Hopkins University earning a Post-MS Certificate in Administration & Supervision & a MS in Counseling. She graduated with a BA in Education from Fairmont State University, completed the College Counseling Certificate at UCLA & has studied First-Year Student Success at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Jordan has over 20 years of experience in education having served across the educational landscape since 1998.
Mrs. Jackie Washington
Mrs. Mallika Rajan
A licensed school counselor and clinical mental health counseling associate (LCMHCA), Mrs. Mallika Rajan has been working as a school counselor at Weddington High School since 2017. She graduated with double bachelor degrees in Psychology and Comparative Literature and a minor in Italian from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2014. She went on to earn her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte in 2018. Mrs. Rajan has always been interested in how the stories we tell shape the lives we live. In college, her honors thesis studied the impact of historical fiction on adolescents’ understanding of history and subsequently, their understanding of modern society. She views every conversation with her students as an opportunity to better understand them through the stories they tell.
When not at school, you may find Mrs. Rajan teaching group fitness classes (strength based or tabata, predominantly) or training for her next half marathon (4 down so far!). She is still getting used to her new title of “Mrs” (newly married summer of 2021), but she loves spending time at home with her husband (how weird), 2 cat children, and wonderful, psycho pup Willoughby James.
Ms. Rebecca Wiles
Ms. Shelby AllenMs. Allen is joining the Warrior Nation family after serving as a School Counselor at South Mecklenburg High School with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for two years. In May 2019, she graduated from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education with a Master of Education in Counselor Education. She completed her undergraduate experience in May 2017 at Elon University (Go Phoenix!) in NC, where she majored in Human Service Studies and minored in Education and Leadership Studies. It was there that she developed a passion for working with children and adolescents, specifically in a school environment.Originally from Hilton Head Island, SC, Ms. Allen loves the beach, food, and being around her friends and family. She also loves theater, performing in 24+ shows throughout childhood and high school, and she is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. In July 2020, she got engaged to her best friend, Cameron, and they have two dogs, Lucy and Baxter. Ms. Allen is so excited to continue her journey in the education field at Weddington High School!