Miss Sonia Tompkins
Sonia Tompkins graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and minor in Spanish. While completing her studies, she worked as a tutor and teacher's aide at Lusher Elementary School and Audubon Charter School in New Orleans. She furthered her field of concentration by spending a year of her undergraduate career studying Spanish Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain.
After receiving her degree, she answered a call to be a missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) for two years. Through this organization, she received training in human, intellectual, spiritual and apostolic formation from Catholic theology experts, such as Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins, and Dr. Edward Sri. Miss Tompkins used this training to foster the spiritual growth of Catholic college students and inspire them to become the best version of themselves as well as to lead others to do the same. She served her first year at New York University and her second year at Towson University in Baltimore.
Subsequently, Miss Tompkins’ felt driven to carry this training to Honduras, where she worked with the Missioners of Christ and formed local teenagers to be leaders in their faith communities. She expanded her fluency and extensive knowledge of the Spanish language and its dialects, not only through her educational background, but also through the time she spent serving in Honduras and traveling for mission and work trips in six other Central and South American countries. She has taught ESL classes at various age and learning levels in New Orleans, Madrid, Honduras and Peru.Through her work and mission experience, Miss Tompkins realized her love of teaching and is excited to share her passion at the Montfort Academy.
She is an avid lover of the arts, her hobbies including painting, swing dancing, enjoying theater, and playing music.