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 eighteenth year of teaching, my fifth 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, spending 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 seven years and we have two beautiful children, Nate (7) and Lia (6).