Kelly Stegall

Director of Middle School Education

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Kelly Stegall graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Special Education. She continues to be a learner and teacher to help others around her. Her passion has always been helping struggling students and finding ways for all students to be successful in school because of her strong belief that every child can succeed.

Kelly has experience in all types of educational settings, grades K-12. She has worked in general education classrooms, self-contained autism classrooms, behavior classrooms, and co-teaching classes. Kelly began her leadership career in 2017 as a Dean of Students and Exceptional Children’s Coordinator at another charter school. She has been in leadership at Corvian since 2019.

Kelly grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to North Carolina in 2006. She is a single mom of two beautiful daughters who also attend Corvian. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, spending time with friends and family, and living a healthy lifestyle. She is dedicated to empowering the school community to create an inclusive and accepting environment.

Mark Gagan

Associate Director of Middle School Education

Mark Gagan
Mark Gagan graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 2001 and a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2006.  After teaching Elementary School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for seven years, he came to Corvian where he has taught fourth through seventh grades since 2014.   
A proponent of experiential education, he is a graduate of the North Carolina Outward Bound School as well as the National Outdoor Leadership School.  Additionally, Mark has worked with the Great Outdoors University of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.  Ascribing to the Outward Bound philosophy “to serve, to strive and not to yield,” he imbues in his students the motivation to realize their value and achieve their potential.  He desires to have every student develop a lifelong love of learning.
An avid outdoorsman, Mark has rafted the Colorado River multiple times and backpacked and climbed in Colorado, Wyoming, and Guatemala.  Residing in Huntersville, Mark enjoys hiking and being outside with his two children, Abigail Miles.
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