Stacey was born in northern Indiana, but was transplanted into the summer heat in 1980 (hello 113 degrees!). She and her family are new to the Longview area and they love how friendly and helpful everyone around them has been while transitioning into their new home.
Stacey worked for People Attempting to Help (PATH) in Tyler and Junior Achievement of Tyler as their Executive Director. She has an extensive background in nonprofit organizational management as well as volunteer management. In addition to this, Stacey is also a certified Family & Consumer Science teacher for grades 6-12 and has worked as both a middle and high school teacher in recent years. She has served as an elected official in Bullard, TX where she spent six years (three consecutive terms) on the City Council. Two of those years were spent serving as the Mayor Pro Tem.
Stacey has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Social Studies that she earned at UT where she graduated with honors. She earned her national certificate in Family & Consumer Sciences through the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and is a certified teacher in Texas.
Stacey is married to Clay Thompson, an executive with Texas Bank & Trust, and they have four children. Their eldest daughter, Morgan (25) is married to an active duty Airman and they are stationed at Moody AFB in southern Georgia. Their second daughter, Landry (18) graduated early from high school and is currently attending Texas Tech. Kevin (16) is an avid basketball player and will start his junior year at Hallsville High School. Kennedy (10) is an all-around athlete and will be a 5th grader at Hallsville Intermediate. The Thompsons are also proud grandparents to Aiden, Ellie, and Alexander.