Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: Bachelors of Science, Biology with Secondary Education, University of Alabama Huntsville Certification: General Science and Biology Education
Mrs. Erica Thompson
Welcome to my teacher page! My name is Erica Thompson and this is my second year teaching at Athens High School. I am so proud to be a part of this fabulous high school and I look forward to being your biology teacher. I can't wait to meet you all, and I look forward to growing your understanding of biology!
I have six years of teaching experience, and have previously taught 7th and 8th grade science, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physics, Honors Physics and AP Physics. This will be my first year teaching Biology, in the Freshman Academy, and I am so excited, because it is my absolute favorite! I attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Secondary Education. I am certified in Biology and General Science. In addition to teaching freshman biology, I am also the sponsor of the Athens High School chapter of National Honor Society.
My husband Brent and I have been married for five years, and welcomed a baby boy in November of 2016, named Reid. He will be two on November 28, 2018. We live in Decatur, Alabama with our labrador retriever, Jackson. We are all big Alabama football/atheletics fans, as Brent graduated from there in 2006.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering my time as a member of the Junior League of Morgan County. JLMC is a philanthropy organization that fundraises for several other organizations including the Decatur-Morgan Hospital Foundation, Parents and Children Together, and Families And Children Experiencing Separation. Additinally, I am an alumnae of the Lambda Kappa Chapter of Delta Zeta, and am active with my alumna chapter, in Huntsville. I am also a major book nerd. I love to read and my favorite series include: Harry Potter, Outlander, and Game of Thrones.