Dr. Laura Thompson and her husband, Chris, live in Pontotoc, MS, where they are members of Immanuel Baptist Church. They have one daughter, Lauren Doerfer, who lives in Houston, TX. Dr. Thompson has degrees from Mississippi State University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Mississippi. Before coming to TCPS, she was an associate professor at Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Thompson is beginning her sixth year at TCPS where she chairs the fine arts department, teaches music, and leads the junior high and high school choirs. Dr. Thompson finds it wonderful to work at a school where prayer is welcomed. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11. Outside of school, Dr. Thompson likes hiking, biking, gardening, and kayaking.