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Welcome to the Valdese Elementary School Webpage.

My name is Caryl Herrick and I've been a School Counselor at Valdese since 2011.  Prior to coming to VES, I was a School Counselor for 17 years and worked with middle school, high school and college students. As a school counselor, 
I work with ALL students, parents, teachers, and 
the community to support our school and create a positive environment for everyone to succeed.

Contact Information:  
Phone:  874-0704


School Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the Burke County Public School District professional school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students to allow them to be productive members and lifelong learners in a global society.

Bullying Policy

Burke County Public Schools take all allegations of bulling seriously when reported to any staff or administration at the school.  Upon receipt of the complaint, the principal or designee will 
investigate the merits of the complaint.  The parent and student will be notified within 24 hours regarding the findings.  Please let administration know if you have any concerns 
regarding bullying a school.

Vision Statement

Burke County Public Schools, a world-class model of exemplary education, inspires students to be life-long learners who can compete successfully on the global stage and contribute to their community as productive citizens.