Hi everyone! My name is Mrs. Lauren Thompson and I am a kindergarten teacher here at St. Gall. I recently moved to Chicago with my husband and am thrilled to have found this wonderful school. I received my bachelors and masters degree from Sacred Heart University, where I studied psychology, elementary education, and literacy. I have taught kindergarten in New York, Pennsylvania, and now Illinois. I believe in creating a nurturing learning environment that is built on mutual respect and trust. I want my students to feel safe to take risks while also enjoying every second of learning. In my spare time you can find me watching the New York Giants, traveling home to New York to visit family and friends, or exploring Chicago with my husband. Thanks for taking the time to learn about who I am! I look forward to seeing you at St. Gall!