Lydia Thigpen
Guidance Counselor

334-365-8804 ext. 23053

I prefer phone calls. That is my most efficient means of communication due to excessive email content.  If you leave a message on the machine I can return your call. 

If you have an urgent need or are unable to reach me at work, you are welcome to call me at home before 9:00 p.m. @ #334-365-4473 or on my cell @ #334-201-6072.



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 at various schools.  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 2020-2021 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 Second Chance. She is beginning her 9th 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 & AUM, and teaches first grade at Autaugaville School. 

 

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.