About Mrs. Judy Thompson...
Position: PreK Teacher
It is so exciting to be a part of the learning community at Haley Elementary School and welcome your students into this specifically designed and supportive environment. 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 Bachelor and Master degrees in Education. I began my teaching career in elementary school physical education and over the years have additionally been privileged to teach high school physical education, health and athletic coaching plus elementary school in a variety of grade levels, University ESL for international students, and adult education. Teaching and serving others in the community also lead me to Africa to teach English to doctors and nurses in Rwanda.
My Educational Philosophy
At Haley I get to join teams of amazingly creative and dedicated teachers committed to providing 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, I support setting high expectations and personal goals for student achievement. Preschool is very exciting for both students and teachers! It's a time to experience numerous opportunities for exploration and discovery. My classroom is a safe and caring place where students are free to express their uniqueness. Children are great imitators which challenges me to demonstrate the best I can be for them. Thank you for choosing Haley Elementary School where we get to share your student’s joy and love of learning in a fun and challenging environment.