Ms. Hurt

Meagan Hurt

9-10 Counselor

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Ashford University; Master of Science Degree in School Counseling and Guidance, University of Central Arkansas

Meagan Hurt started her career in education in 2017 and joined Arkansas Connections Academy in 2020. She’s an advisory counselor for students in ninth and tenth grades.

Why I Became a School Counselor

After working in mental health as a school-based behavioral intervention specialist, I decided that I wanted to go back to get my master’s degree in school counseling. I completed it through the virtual program at the University of Central Arkansas, and I absolutely loved it. 

One of the key benefits of working with students at an online school is being able to connect with them on a more one-on-one basis. As a counselor I find that important.

The Online School Experience at Arkansas Connections Academy

I love the virtual setting of this school. The entire staff here comes together to pursue the goal of quality education for every student.

This school helps prepare students for a successful future in many ways. One of the most important is teaching them how to manage their time and tasks better than if they were in a school building where bells and teachers direct them throughout the day.

Parents thinking of enrolling their student here should keep in mind this school is a very helpful and welcoming community. 

— Ms. Hurt

My Personal Interests

I was born and raised in Arkansas, and as a coach’s kid we moved around quite a bit. My husband and I have one daughter and two dogs, who are also like our children. We love spending time as a family, swimming in the summer, golfing, and discovering new restaurants. We also enjoy spending time with family and friends.