About Thompson...
Position: Community Preschool
Room: 6
Phone: 480-883-4236
Email: Thompson

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Welcome! It is so exciting to be a part of the learning community of San Marcos Elementary School. As Pre-Kindergarten students step into their new educational life at school, it's an incredible joy to see them experience this new world of learning and all it has to offer their growth and development.

My Education and Professional Background

Growing up in Chicago and after the fun (really!) high school years, I graduated Northern Illinois University with my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education. I began my teaching career in elementary school physical education and over the years have been privileged to teach high school physical education and health and athletic coaching plus elementary school classrooms in a variety of settings, University ESL, and adult education. Teaching and serving others also took me to Africa to teach English to doctors and nurses in Rwanda. Here at San Marcos I get to join teams of amazingly creative and dedicated teachers. We commit together to provide your children a positive and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. We are a family! With a welcoming environment and integrated curriculum that looks toward a global society setting high expectations and personal goals for achievement.

My Educational Philosophy

Preschool is very exciting for both students and teachers. It's a timne to experience many opportunities for discovery and learning together with other children and teachers. My classroom is a safe and caring place where students are free to express their uniqueness. Children are great immitators which challenges me to demonstrate the best I can be for them. Thank you for choosing San Marcos Elementary School where I have get to share their joy and love of learning in a fun and challenging environment.

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