Elisha Thompson: First Grade Teacher
Elisha Thompson received a bachelor’s degree from Dillard University and an associate’s degree from Delgado Community College. Additionally, she received her master’s degree with a concentration in learning and technology from Western Governors University.
Being a native to the New Orleans area, Thompson has experience working as a teacher leader, a teacher advancement program mentor teacher, pre-kindergarten school coordinator, Educare master teacher, technical assistance coach, and professional development trainer.
Thompson feels that her best quality as an educator is her passion. “Passion is the umbrella for the following Athlos Performance Character traits: grit, optimism, energy/zest, courage, initiative, integrity, and creativity,” she said. “If scholars trust their best interests are at the heart of my profession, they will be willing to achieve their highest potential.
“Social intelligence is the Athlos Performance Character trait that resonates most with my core,” she said. “Respectful relationships are key for our scholars to become socially competent and productive citizens of our community. My professional background allowed me to train fellow educators, administrators, and parents about the importance of positive social/emotional development.”
Getting to Know Elisha Thompson: Fun Facts
Q. What are three things about you most people don’t know?
- I’m a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.
- I have 2 sons: Kyron, 12 years old, and a dachshund dog son, Sparky.
- I love creating things with my Cricut!