Kelly Dunbar, MA, CPC, CHC

Kelly Dunbar, MA, CPC, CHC

Admissions & Marketing Director

Kelly's career began in 1989. Her 30+ years in admissions and marketing at therapeutic boarding schools qualify her to work with families and referral sources as they learn about Magnolia Mill School and transition into the community. Kelly has also worked as a consultant, using her expertise to make a meaningful impact for families. Her academic background includes a Master's in Human Behavior and a Bachelor's in Psychology, complementing her hands-on experience. Transitioning to Magnolia Mill School, she is eager to bring her blend of professional excellence and personal warmth to every interaction.

In 2022, Kelly started working as a coach, supporting clients in health and wellness, accountability, and grief coaching. As a therapeutic learning community, we seek health and wellness for our students and families. Kelly's success in providing personalized support and strategies will resonate with families connecting with Magnolia Mill. As a grief coach, Kelly connects with families and students navigating the difficult journey of healing. Her compassion and ability to hold space help clients process, rebuild, and reconnect. Driven by empathy, connection, and generosity, Kelly's personal philosophy was reaffirmed after losing both parents in a short span. This philosophy extends to her professional ethos, nurturing relationships to build a warm admissions process.

Shawn and Kelly have built a rapport over the years, making a powerful duo on our leadership team. Kelly is a dedicated mom of two sons, grandmother to three grandsons, and daily spoiler of two dogs. Despite the distance from her sons and their families, she proves love and involvement know no bounds. Kelly also serves as a board member of Recovering Hands, a non-profit women’s recovery program providing peer support and extended care to women suffering from substance abuse.


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