Degrees and Certifications:

Jennifer Thompson

Mrs. Thompson graduated from Indiana University with honors, earning a bachelors's degree in Early Childhood Education. She had a heart for St. Bernard Parish after some trips in 2008 and 2009, so decided to move to teach and has only grown to love the area and people even more! She began teaching 3rd grade in the parish for four years, where she was voted teacher of the year at Arabi Elementary, before deciding to stay home for a couple years with her new baby. The opportunity to open an early chilhdood center became available, so she was then the director of The Gathering's Early Chilhdood Prep School in Arabi for 5 years. She has a heart for teaching and couldn't stay away from the classroom and students. She is excited to teach first grade again this year for her third year at Meraux. 

Mrs. Thompson believes learning should be engaging and fun! She is excited to build relationships with students and their familes, and work hard together to grow.

Mrs. Thompson lives with her husband and 3 children- a fourth grader, a second grader, and a preschooler. She loves enjoying the outdoors, traveling, playing sports, and connecting with friends and family. She is excited to see what this year has in store and watch the growth of her new students!