Burke Virtual Academy School Counselor Website

Hello BVA students and families,

My name is Connie Thompson, and I am your school counselor/student advisor. I have been a school counselor with Burke County Public Schools since 2004. I obtained my Master's in Agency and School Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne College (now Lenoir Rhyne University). My career started at Foothills Mental Health, as a child therapist and then I began working for BCPS, as a school counselor at Drexel Primary School, which later became Drexel Elementary. After 9 years in the elementary setting, I accepted a position as a school counselor at East Burke High, my alma mater, and enjoyed working there for seven years. I am excited to continue working for BCPS as the counselor for Burke Virtual Academy and Burke Middle College. I have my national board certification and am a board member of the North Carolina School Counselor Association, where I currently serve as President-Elect. I am originally from Burke County, raised in Valdese, where I now reside with my husband, Andy, and my 4 precious fur babies; 2 dogs, Birdie and Ellie, and 2 cats Patches and Lil Bit. I look forward to meeting each of you and wish you all much success this school year! 

Welcome Back/Introduction Video 

Me & Andy

Ellie & Birdie


Lil Bit

Connie Thompson  cthompson@burke.k12.nc.us         828-448-3526 

Click here and fill out the short form if you need to talk to Mrs. Thompson 

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