Tara Thomson

Ms. Tara Thomson

Tara Thomson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in 2010 and her master’s degree from Indiana State University in 2013. Her interest in helping prospective students choose their paths began during her undergraduate career as a student ambassador. Since graduating, she has held multiple professional roles at the Ohio State University and Indiana State University assisting high school and transfer students make the transition into college life.

Although she has lived and worked in many places throughout the country, Thomson is originally a Gwinnett native and graduated from Duluth High School. She is happy to be back in Gwinnett County and is excited to help serve the students where she grew up. She enjoys meeting people from all backgrounds and learning the fascinating stories of what brought them to GGC. 

Aside from her counselor responsibilities, Thomson spends her free time exploring the outdoor opportunities in and around Atlanta with her dog. She loves to hike, camp, and spend time on the river. In addition, you can find her anywhere where there are animals. She loves to volunteer at local humane societies and animal rescues.

Where Tara Will Be


5: Tucker High School (PROBE)
11: North Point Mall (PROBE)
12: Marietta High School (PROBE)
13: Infinite Energy Center (PROBE)
16: GGC Open House
18: Northview High School
18: Chattahoochee High School
19: University of West Georgia (PROBE)
19: Arbor Place Mall (PROBE)
20: New Manchester High School
20: Paulding County High School (PROBE)
21: Grayson High School
26: Milton High School 
26: Duluth High School Senior Night
27: Bremen High School (PROBE)
28: Ridgeview Charter School


11: South Forsyth High School College Fair
16 Lakeside High School College Fair
17: Douglas County High School
20: Druid High School College Fair
21: GGC Open House
26: Grayson High School College Fair
27: Independence High School College Fair


14: C.H.E.E.R. Home School College Fair
16: Rabun County High School (PROBE)
17: Rome High School College Fair