Academic Director, Fran Thompson, Ph.D.


Dr. Thompson has been involved in education and ministry for over 25 years. She comes here from Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado in Elementary Education with Honors. Her subsequent studies were at Mississippi University for Women where she received her M.S. in Elementary Education/Academically Gifted Education with Honors. She continued her graduate studies and received her Ph.D. from Pensacola Christian College, where she researched, developed, and implemented field studies across the United States with her academically gifted curriculum. Her postdoctoral studies were in Bible through Liberty University. Her background includes serving as the principal of two Christian schools, administrator, leadership training, teacher in preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school, special needs teacher for one year, test administrator, testing and educational consultant, academically gifted teacher, curriculum development for preschool through high school, led educational courses at Association of Christian School International conferences in Alaska and Texas, taught Philosophy of Education for credit classes, placement counselor, published author with Association of Christian Schools International, helped lead a school in Anchorage, Alaska to accreditation, authored family home group devotional study guides, designed and created an interactive Biblical worldview curriculum for students, and served as the children’s program director for curriculum and development for a church of 1600. Dr. Thompson is passionate about seeing children develop academically, mentally, physically, and spiritually. She promotes a Christ honoring engaging environment and an academically solid curriculum, where students are in an interactive, positive learning environment. Her heart’s desire is to see students change into active, interactional learners who are seeking to grow in their faith and relationships with others. She is highly relational and the best part of her day is to interact with the students, teachers, and the parents. She believes parents provide the foundation for the students and their positive input to their children is life changing. Her philosophy is that The Oaks School is here to come alongside families to help children become the person that God has created them to be.