Student Services
Ms. Kim Johnson - Guidance Counselor

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Ms. Kim Johnson - Guidance Counselor

Hello North Ridge families. My name is Kim Johnson. I am pleased to serve as the counselor for our Kindgarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students.  I am a native of North Carolina, grew up in Wilmington, NC, and attended UNCW. My previous work was in crisis intervention services. I received my masters in educational counseling from UNC-CH, and have been a counselor in Wake County for 26 years. I love traveling, gardening, exercise, and cooking. My husband and I visit with our adult children every chance we get. My goal as counselor is to instill in our children a sense of independence, confidence in their abilities, and the desire to work hard to achieve their goals and potential. I enjoy working with parents and teachers in this endeavor to support and educate our students.

Johnson4@wcpss.net

Ms. Erica Penny - Guidance Counselor

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Ms. Erica Penny - Guidance Counselor

Hello!  My name is Erica Penny and I’m the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Counselor.  I have my Masters degree in School Counseling from UNC-Chapel Hill and my B.A. in Foreign Languages (French) from James Madison University.  I hold a NC license in Music, French, and School Counseling.  I’m originally from upstate New York and moved to Raleigh in 1999.  I have 7 years of experience as a School Counselor and truly enjoy the opportunity to get to know students individually and in small group settings. I have two sons here at North Ridge in second and fourth grade. My goal as a school counselor is to assist and support students in their “job” of learning.  I look forward to working with all of our students, whether it be through classroom guidance, small groups, or individual sessions.

epenny@wcpss.net