Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Elementary Education K-6 from the University of Alabama in 2010 M.A. in Collaborative Education K-12 from UAB in 2017
Mrs. Emily Benner
Hello! My name is Emily Benner, and I’m super excited to be teaching 6th graders at Thompson this year! I grew up in Alabaster and from first grade onward, I went to Thompson; it's so exciting to see all the wonderful things that have been going on the past few years.
After graduating from THS in 2006, I went to the University of Alabama. I marched in the Million Dollar Band for my first two years there. I received my B.S. in elementary education in 2010 and spent some time substituting for Shelby and Tuscaloosa Counties.
In January 2012, I began working as a paraprofessional at Pleasant Grove Elementary, and later moved to a kindergarten teaching position there. I also began studying for my M.A. in special education, which I received in April 2017. This is my first year teaching special education at Thompson Sixth Grade Center, and I'm looking forward to a great year with some wonderful teachers and amazing students!