Trena Thompson graduated from Soper High School, Soper, Oklahoma, in 1980. . She then attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English Education in 1984. In 2002, Ms. Thompson earned a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She has been employed by the Kiefer Public School District since February of 1986. For the first 14 1/2 years she taught junior high and high school English and Language Arts. Since 2000, Ms. Thompson has served KPS as the Library Media Specialist. Ms. Thompson's other duties have included Yearbook Adviser, ELL Coordinator, Homebound Teacher, and Reading Remediation Teacher.