• Meet Mrs. Thompson 

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    Welcome back to a new school year! I am so happy to welcome you to our classroom! First grade is a very busy year filled with a lot of fun and exciting learning opportunities. I am very excited about what is in store for your child this year, and I am looking forward to working with you as well!  

    Education

    Master's Degree in Elementary Education from The University of West Alabama 

    Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Alabama

    Background

    I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama! Roll Tide! After graduating from high school in 2013, I began attending The University of Alabama in order to pursue my dream of becoming an elementary teacher! I graduated from The University of Alabama in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree. I hold certifications in both Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. After completing my first year of teaching, I went on to continue my education at The University of West Alabama. I graduated with my Master's Degree in Elementary Education in August 2020. 

    Philosophy

    My teaching philosophy is characterized by a student-centered approach to teaching and learning. I believe in providing students with meaningful, hands-on learning experiences in all subject areas. In addition, I believe in varying instructional strategies to meet the learning needs and interests of each and every student. I believe in creating a community of learners in the classroom, fostering collaboration, and providing opportunities for students to engage in and monitor their own learning. Furthermore, I consider creating a safe and welcoming learning environment where all students feel respected as a crucial component of student learning. The classroom should be an environment where students feel comfortable to take risks in their learning and can learn without fear of failure. I believe that a teacher should create a classroom environment that supports student growth in all areas of development. My goal is to encourage my students to become life-long learners and to create a learning environment where learner differences are embraced and celebrated. 

    Hobbies

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family (especially my ADORABLE nephews), reading, and vacationing at the beach!