• Mrs. Thurston has a REMIND class set up and ready to go! Please use the code @thurston7 to get the latest updates on all things from the

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  • Parents, 
    Below are a link and a QR code for my class Wish List on Amazon. I will be updating it periodically throughout the year based on the needs of our students. If you are able, please consider giving to our classroom. Additionally, I have a project up on DonorsChoose as well as an account through Teacher Funder.

    Thank you, 
    Mrs. Thurston

    Mrs. Thurston's Amazon Wish List: http://bit.ly/MrsTWishList2019 
    DonorsChoose Project: http://bit.ly/MrsTProject2019 
    TeacherFunder: https://teacherfunder.com/gwen-thurston/

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Mrs. Gwen Thurston

Phone: 252-444-5125


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Arts in Learning Disabilities from UNCP-2004 North Carolina Teaching Fellow Additional Certifications: Middle Grades Language Arts 6-9 Middle Grades Mathematics 6-9 Middle Grades Social Studies 6-9 EC English EC Math (K-6) EC Science EC Social Studies Exceptional Children: General Curriculum (K-12) Learning Disabled K-12

Mrs. Gwen Thurston

I am so excited to be working on the "other side of the desk" at the same middle school I once attended as a student! I am a 2000 graduate of Havelock High School (HHS) and feel honored and privileged to be able to come back and serve the community in which my heart lies.

This is my sixteenth year of teaching, my third at HMS. I began my career in Carteret County, later moving to Onslow County. When the opportunity to come back to my home county to teach came up, I took it and spent four years at HHS before moving to HMS. Middle school is where I began teaching and where I plan to stay.  

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Joshua, for five years and we have two beautiful children, Nate (5) and Lia (4).