Briana Burress

Briana Burress


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Mississippi University for Women; Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Mississippi State University; Doctor of Education Degree, City University of Seattle

Briana Burress started her career in education in 2014 and joined Tennessee Connections Academy in 2019. She is the manager of school counseling for students in grades K–12. 

Why I Became an Educator

I love learning and counseling, so I figured why not do both. My mother is a mental health counselor, and I love seeing the impact she has on her clients. Helping people has always been a passion of mine. I decided this was my route and have never looked back. I love what I do and seeing the results of what I do.

The most rewarding part of my work here is collaborating with counselors, teachers, and students to make sure our students have what they need socially and emotionally.

The Online School Experience

Being in this online environment, resources are literally at my fingertips, so I’m able to provide information and help people faster and more efficiently and do research almost instantaneously.

The teachers and staff at this school do what they love and clearly love what they do. I especially liked joining some of them on a field trip to the Memphis Zoo.

Message for Families Considering Online School

An education at this school prepares students for a bright and successful future in lots of ways. We provide students with many options to explore. We also encourage the perseverance they’ll need to become and accomplish whatever they put their mind to.

If you’re looking for individualized education for your child, look no further. Here, you matter.”

— Ms. Burress