Alumni Story – Dianne Thompson

Profile of Dianne Thompson

Dianne Thompson earned a master of education degree in the School Counseling program in 1996. She has worked at the University of New Orleans as an international admissions counselor. After obtaining her master’s degree, Thompson worked in Hall County Schools as an elementary school counselor. Eventually she moved to high school counseling prior to becoming director of advisement in counseling for the district. For the past eight years, she has worked in the district over 300 kindergarten through twelfth grade school counselors through consultations, staff development, advocacy, ideas and inquiries. When advocating for school counselors she is involved with administrators from district, state and national levels. She appreciates the joys and challenges that her position delivers.

Thompson credits the College of Education & Human Development for preparing her exceptionally well and giving her a solid foundation and global context personally and professionally.

GSU Degree: Master in education in school counseling

Graduation Year: 1996

Length of time: Eight years

Hobbies: running, scrap booking