David Thompson

David Thompson is the director of student services for Buncombe County Schools, where he provides oversight of counseling and social work functions within the district. He has worked in Buncombe County Schools since 1986, formerly serving as the assistant director of special services, behavior services manager, behavior specialist, school psychologist, and a special education teacher.

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