Phone: 229-409-5530 (FHS)


Degrees and Certifications:

S.Ed in Special Education

Shannon Thompson

I graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1993 and returned to help make a difference in the school that I love. I am dual certified in Special Education (general curriculum K-12) and ELA (9-12). I have been working at Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy for ten years in the English department in both general education and special education roles.  

I received my bachelor's degree in Childhood Education from University of Phoenix. I continued my education at Georgia Southern University where I received my master's degree in Special Education. I just finished my specialist degree in Special Education in July 2023.

I have lived in Fitzgerald all of my life and I am very close to my family who live in Fitzgerald. I share my love of teaching with my two sisters that also teach in the Ben Hill County School System: Sandra Anderson (RTI at BHMS) and Trisha Griffin (BHPK).

I have been married for 28 years to my highschool sweetheart, Brandon Thompson. We have two wonderful children and have recently gained a son-in-law.  I have a passion for animals of all kinds and share that passion with my daughter. We love adventure and enjoy skiing, white-water rafting, kayaking, amusement parks, and going to the beach.  In my free time I like to read and write poetry.     

  • 2023/24 School Schedule

    Classroom 618


    7:15 - 8:43 - 9 Lit

    8:48 - 9:16 - Hurricane Time

    9:21 - 10:49 - American Lit

    10:54 - 12:47  Planning / Lunch

    12:52 - 2:20 - 10 Lit