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Ms.  Lydia  Thigpen
12th Grade Counselor

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12th Grade Guidance Counselor

Lydia Grimmer Thigpen is the "Michael Jordan" of Autauga County Schools. After 25 years in education, she retired in 2008 to care for a terminally ill relative.  While retired she filled in as a substitute.  She came out of retirement and returned to the "court" by joining the PHS "team" in the Fall of 2012.  Counselors rotate "positions" and follow their students until graduation.  Thigpen will serve as the 12th Grade Guidance Counselor for the 2018-2019 school term.  Her "goal" is to become the real "M.V.P." at Prattville High School for the students and parents.

Education and Training: After graduating from Enterprise High School, Thigpen received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Troy University, a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University Montgomery, A level certification in School Counseling from Troy University Montgomery, and AA level certification in School Counseling from Alabama State University.

Work Experience: Thigpen began her teaching career with the Selma City School System in 1983.  She taught Kindergarten at Meadowview Elementary for 11 years.  She served as a School Counselor/Parent Facilitator at Cedar Park Elementary School and Edgewood Elementary School for 6 years.  Upon moving to Autauga County, she served 8 years as the Guidance Counselor for Autaugaville School (K-12).  Thigpen also spent time as a Substitute Teacher & Volunteer at Autaugaville, PPS, PES, DPES, PJHS, and the Alternative School. She is beginning her 7th season with the Prattville Lions.

Personal: Mrs. Thigpen is married to Greg Thigpen, a Supervisor at SABIC Plastics. She has one daughter named Macey who graduated from PHS in 2017 and now attends Auburn University Montgomery. 


Motto:  "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." 


I promise to treat every child with the same compassion and concern that I would give my own children or grandchildren. 

In return, I would appreciate being treated with the same courtesy and respect you would give your own mother or grandmother.


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My school phone number is #334-365-8804 ext. 23053. 

Phone calls are my preferred means of communication due to an unmanageable number of daily emails.

If it is extremely important you may call my home before 10:00 p.m. at #365-4473.