• My name is Emily Benner, and this is my fifth year teaching 6th grade at Thompson Middle School. I live in Hoover with my husband Bob, who is an architect, our baby girl Audrey, and our two black cats named Possum and Bean. I love creative writing, science fiction, high fantasy, horror, and true crime. I like to sew, color, play board and card games, and laugh at puns and "dad jokes." I want all of my students to know that whoever you are, and whoever you want to be one day, you are welcome in my room, you are important to me, and you are valued. My students and their families can reach me anytime through email (emily.benner@acsboe.org). You can also call the school at (205) 685-8100 and leave a message for me. I would love to hear from you!