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Angela B. Thompson
 
School Counselor
Music Enrichment Teacher for 5th and 6th grades
 
I committed to graduate from Floyd County High School in 1978. I also committed to graduate from Radford University in 1982, 1983 and 1992.
 
Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Radford University, Radford,VA
Bachelor of Music Therapy from Radford University, Radford, VA
Master of Science in School Guidance from Radford University, Radford,  VA
License in Administration
 
Certifications:
High and Elementary School  Music
School Counselor PREK-12
Administration and Supervision PREK-12
 
 
I was inspired by my music teacher to become a music therapist prior to becoming a school counselor 12 years after that first goal was completed.  I was also inspired by my first principal Freda Harter who encouraged me to sing solos and to become a leader in my class.   I attended an elementary school that was from Kindergarten to 7th grade.  I loved being selected to work in the school store for both 6th and 7th grades because it taught me important leadership skills. I also was inspired by my band director and choir director in high school because even though I made good grades my passion was music and that kept me involved and motivated throughout school. For the second year I will be teaching Music Enrichment classes for 3rd and 4th grade.  We will doing many creative things such as bucket drumming that we usually do outside because of the loud volume level that drum sticks and buckets create.  We will also do many lessons in Music Technology and one or two music projects that students create their own rhythms.  

I have been a school counselor for 24 years and starting my 20th year at  Belle Heth.  I am looking forward to meeting new 3rd graders and seeing all the students returning to Belle Heth .  I am looking forward to sharing guidance information and team building with all grade levels at Belle Heth. I am also excited about listening to students and sharing all kinds of interactive games related to guidance standards.  Additionally I am looking forward to working as a volunteer for an after school 6th grade Bucket drumming group where the students will need to try out for a position in that group this year.   Attendance is expected for every practice, good behavior and collaboration to create amazing rhythms to later perform for after school events.