Beth Thompson is a lifelong resident of Lawrenceville, and a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School. Beth received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Speech from Georgia College and State University. She also holds an M. Ed. and Ed. S. in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia. Beth retired from the Gwinnett County Public School System after 36 years of service. She started her career as a high school Language Arts and Theatre teacher and later served as a high school and middle school media specialist for 25 years. A graduate of Leadership Gwinnett, Beth continues to be active in the community. After retirement she has been a founding member on the Board of Directors of Theatre Gwinnett, and also served for four years as the President of Georgia Disciples Women, Christian Church in Georgia. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia College and State University and is in the 2018 class of Gwinnett Senior Leadership. Beth is an active member of Lawrenceville First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where she serves as an Elder.