Thomsen Lisa

Lisa ThomsenLisa Thomsen

Gifted Facilitator

Barry School, Pathfinder

Hello! My name is Mrs. Thomsen! I am a Kansas City native and grew up in Liberty, MO. I hold a Master's Degree in Gifted Education from MU (Go Tigers!) and two undergrad degrees from UMKC in Communication Studies emphasis in mass media and Secondary Social Studies.  Prior to teaching gifted education, I was an adjunct professor in the history department at UMKC and taught AP/Dual Credit courses.

I have two gifted children who inspired me to change my career path, and teach gifted education.  I am very passionate about teaching gifted students and challenging each student to reach their full potential. 
In my free time, I enjoy reading (especially science fiction), yoga, playing with my children outside and exploring nature (gardening, hiking, etc.). We have one very content chihuahua named Jovie who loves to provide comic relief at any hour of the day. I am looking forward to working with our amazing gifted students at PCSD."

Contact Information

Email: thomsenl@platteco.k12.mo.us

Phone: 816-436-9623 ext: 3113