Meet the Counselor

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 learning 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. 

    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/maryjordanedd

    Ms. Jumana Scoggins

    Jumana Scoggins has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech, Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Radford University and a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC #254211) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina (LCMHC #8863). She has 14 years of counseling experience, 4 of which were working as a school counselor with students in Union County Public Schools. Jumana has traveled extensively and lived in 4 different continents. She has applied her knowledge of these diverse cultures to her education and work with students. She also uses this flexibility of understanding to meet her students wherever they may be developmentally, culturally, and emotionally.

    Jumana is returning to be a counselor in High School after 11 years of private practice. She enjoys reading, cooking, exercising, traveling, and spending time with her 3 children.

    Mrs. Jenni Allen  

    A Licensed Professional School Counselor, Mrs. Allen serves as a school counselor at Weddington High School. Mrs. Allen has worked with students across all grade levels K-12, and she enjoys partnering with families to navigate the peaks and valleys leading to graduation. She is a former English and Rhetoric Teacher, Writing Center Director, High School Varsity Coach, Administrator, Counseling and Advisory Program Director, and she has over a decade of experience in a variety of public, private, and charter schools across North Carolina. 

    Mrs. Allen is a graduate of both Elon University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received the UNC Research Impact Award for her work addressing the gender gap in STEM-related careers with middle and high school students. She is also a coach and encourager at heart, finding immeasurable fulfillment as a champion for student mental health and academic success over the years. 

    Ms. Emma Wissman
     
    Emma Wissman received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Counseling at UNC Charlotte. She will graduate in Spring of 2025 with a concentration in both School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as licensure in both of these areas. She is passionate about providing students with the opportunities and resources that they need to thrive in their academics, career development, and social and emotional health. 
     
    In her free time, Ms. Wissman enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. A fun fact about her is that she also enjoys working as a competitive dance teacher and choreographer. Ms. Wissman is so excited and grateful to serve the students and families of Weddington High School and to champion each student as they strive to achieve their goals.

    Mrs. Jackie Washington