Dr. Suzy Thompson (Dr. Suz) is a passionate advocate for gifted families in the state of Texas. Academically, she holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, a Masters in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Gifted & Talented Learners, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Intelligence, Creativity, & Giftedness. She studied under Dr. Joyce Juntune at Texas A&M University for both her Masters and Doctorate and furthered her education with life-coaching and counseling courses and certifications under Light University, the Association of Christ-based Counselors, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Dr. Thompson has the experience of being a third-culture kid (traveling with the military overseas during childhood) and residing in Central Texas once her family came back to America. She is an active member of Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas alongside her husband, mother of two, and LIFE leader under the direction of John and Melissa Fanning. She has also been an adjunct professor of psychology at Austin Community College since 2005, taught for Tarleton State University’s Killeen and Waco Satellite campuses from 2004 to 2010 and assisted Concordia and St. Edward’s University as an adjunct when they needed help.
Dr. Thompson has spoken in front of audiences from homeschooling mothers’ small groups in a parent’s living room to hundreds of people at a time for a variety of non-profits, churches, the Texas Association of Gifted & Talented, and the American Creativity Association’s district, statewide, and even international conferences.