The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce and Table Rock Community Bank honored Mrs. Cindy Thompson as the Teacher of the Month. Thompson is the counselor at Gibson Technical Center.
“Mrs. Thompson’s goal has always been to ensure that every student is placed in the right program and that students are made aware of all college and career opportunities after high school,” said Gibson Tech Director Nick Thieman.
Gibson Tech is part of the Reeds Spring School District but also accepts students from nine other schools. Thompson has worked at GTC for 17 years and spent another nine years at another building in the district. She plans to retire at the end of this school year. Mrs. Thompson has provided college and career guidance to more than 2,500 students, many of whom are now holding skilled positions throughout Stone and Taney Counties.
In addition to her duties as a career counselor, Thompson also sponsors the National Technical Honor Society, which provides recognition and career scholarships for Gibson Technical Center students.
“She has been a vital part of supporting and assisting GTC graduates in planning for their futures,” Thieman said. “We will miss Mrs. Thompson’s endless patience and the positive impact she has had on our students and staff.”