Degrees and Certifications:

Laura Thompson

Welcome to AIG.

This is my seventh year as Gifted Specialist at Jacksonville Commons Elementary.  Prior to becoming a Gifted Specialist, I was a fourth grade teacher for fifteen years.

In December, 2021, I received a Master's in Education degree in Gifted, Creative, and Innovative Instruction from Western Carolina University.  In April, 2021, I was named the North Carolina Association of Gifted and Talented's Teacher of the Gifted award.

As a Gifted Specialist, I enjoy helping children think critically and creatively.