Leigh Bell's Biography

Hello, my name is Leigh Bell and I am the high school counselor at Cornerstone Charter Academy. I have over 20 years experience in Education. I graduated from Kings Mountain High School in Cleveland County (about 45 minutes west of Charlotte) and went to Appalachian State University on a Teaching Fellows Scholarship. I then graduated with a BS in Biology, Secondary Education. I taught four years of Biology at Burns High School in Cleveland County while working on my Master's in School Counseling at Gardner-Webb University graduating with my Master of Arts in School Counseling in August 2001.  I am also a National Board Certified Counselor, first achieving certification in 2004 and then completing my re-certification in 2014.  

I started my counseling career back at my high school alma mater, Kings Mountain HS, in 2000 and left there in June 2014. My husband, Michael, was offered a job at Tencarva in Greensboro in June 2014, so that's how I made my way to the Triad area.  In my 14 years as a senior counselor at Kings Mountain High School, I worked with all students and parents on college admissions, financial aid, high school curriculum planning, enrichment opportunities, etc.  I also worked with students with academic planning and personal issues as well. I have two daughters, ages 9 & 6 (Reese and Alex Kate) and I live in Oak Ridge, NC. 

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